Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 May 2030 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 3 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 13% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 13% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days 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 leaving the last ∠2° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1781"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1781" and ∠1902".

Flower Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2030 after 10 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

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 375 / 1328

The Moon is 3 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 after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 4 May 2030 at 03:39 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 17 May 2030 at 13:45 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 402 510 km

The Moon is 402 510 km (250 108 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 018 km (221 841 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 5 May 2030 at 11:55 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 18 May 2030 at 18:32 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 5 May 2030 at 14:44 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠22.748°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-22.737° at the point of next southern standstill on 18 May 2030 at 20:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 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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