Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 17 May 2030 at 11:19.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2030 after 28 days on 15 June 2030 at 18:41.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 375 of Meeus index or 1328 from Brown series.
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°).
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.
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°.
1 day after point of perigee on 17 May 2030 at 13:45 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 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 31 May 2030 at 06:14 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 363 723 km (226 007 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 12 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 469 km (252 568 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 18:32 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 1 June 2030 at 17:30 in ♊ Gemini.
At 18:32 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
At 20:54 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-22.737°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠22.730° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 1 June 2030 at 20:22.
In 13 days on 1 June 2030 at 06:21 in ♊ Gemini the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.