Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 4 May 2030 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 2 May 2030 at 14:12.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1903".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2030 after 12 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 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.
Length of current 375 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 9 minutes. It is 56 minutes longer than next lunation 376 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 25 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 38 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠165.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠189°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 03:39, this is 14 days after last perigee on 19 April 2030 at 03:44 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 17 May 2030 at 13:45 in ♏ Scorpio.
This apogee Moon is 406 364 km (252 503 mi) away from Earth. It is 956 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 345 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
13 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 May 2030 at 11:55 in ♊ Gemini.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
13 days after previous South standstill on 21 April 2030 at 11:15 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.812°. Next day 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 12 days on 17 May 2030 at 11:19 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.