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Moon phase on 11 May 2030 Saturday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2030 | May 2030

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 58% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 58% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 10 May 2030 at 17:11 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon is entering ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1873"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1873" and ∠1899".

Flower Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2030 after 5 days on 17 May 2030 at 11:19.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 9 June 2030 at 03:36

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 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 apogee

7 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 6 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 382 593 km

The Moon is 382 593 km (237 732 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 018 km (221 841 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after descending node on 5 May 2030 at 11:55 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 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

20 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

5 days 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 7 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 5 days

In 5 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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