Quarter ♒ Aquarius
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 53% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 24 April 2030 at 18:39 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1916" and ∠1907".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2030 after 22 days on 17 May 2030 at 11:19.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 374 of Meeus index or 1327 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 10 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2030. It is 1 minute longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 26 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 37 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠139°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠165.9°.
5 days after point of perigee on 19 April 2030 at 03:44 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 4 May 2030 at 03:39 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 374 098 km (232 454 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 364 km (252 503 mi).
3 days after ascending node on 21 April 2030 at 09:46 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 5 May 2030 at 11:55 in ♊ Gemini.
3 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 21 April 2030 at 11:15 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-22.812°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠22.748° at the point of next northern standstill on 5 May 2030 at 14:44 in ♊ Gemini.
In 8 days on 2 May 2030 at 14:12 in ♉ Taurus the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.