Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 May 2030 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2030 | May 2030

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 2 May 2030 at 14:12.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1903".

Flower Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2030 after 13 days on 17 May 2030 at 11:19.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 1 June 2030 at 06:21

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 375 / 1328

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 375 of Meeus index or 1328 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.67 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 9 minutes. It is 56 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 25 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 38 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠165.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠165.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠189°.

Moon before perigee

14 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 day, 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 405 405 km

The Moon is 405 405 km (251 907 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 364 km (252 503 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after ascending node on 21 April 2030 at 09:46 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, 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

12 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

12 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 2 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 13 days

In 13 days on 17 May 2030 at 11:19 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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