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Moon phase on 29 April 2030 Monday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2030 | April 2030

Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 9% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 9% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 24 April 2030 at 18:39.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1807"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1807" and ∠1905".

Flower Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2030 after 17 days on 17 May 2030 at 11:19.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 2 May 2030 at 14:12
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 10 May 2030 at 17:11
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 17 May 2030 at 11:19
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 24 May 2030 at 04:57

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 374 / 1327

The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 374 of Meeus index or 1327 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.67 days

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°).

Lunation length longer than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠139°

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°.

Moon before perigee

10 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 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 4 May 2030 at 03:39 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 396 667 km

The Moon is 396 667 km (246 477 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 364 km (252 503 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after ascending node on 21 April 2030 at 09:46 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 5 May 2030 at 11:55 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

8 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

8 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 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠22.748° at the point of next northern standstill on 5 May 2030 at 14:44 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 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.

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