Quarter ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 24 April 2030 Wednesday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
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.
Length of current 374 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 next lunation 375 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 26 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 37 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠139°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠165.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
5 days after point of perigee on 19 April 2030 at 03:44 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 4 May 2030 at 03:39 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 374 098 km (232 454 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 364 km (252 503 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 21 April 2030 at 09:46 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 May 2030 at 11:55 in ♊ Gemini.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 21 April 2030 at 11:15 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.812°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.748° in the next northern standstill on 5 May 2030 at 14:44 in ♊ Gemini.
After 8 days on 2 May 2030 at 14:12 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.