Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 4 May 2030 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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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 3% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1903".

Flower Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2030 after 12 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 2 days 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 at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 03:39. It is 14 days after previous perigee on 19 April 2030 at 03:44 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next perigee on 17 May 2030 at 13:45 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 406 364 km

This apogee Moon is 406 364 km (252 503 mi) away from Earth. It is 956 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 345 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

13 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

13 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

13 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 day 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 12 days

In 12 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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