Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 July 2030 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2030 | July 2030

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 29% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 29% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 30 June 2030 at 21:34.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1896"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1896" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2030 after 8 days on 15 July 2030 at 02:12.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 8 July 2030 at 11:02
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 15 July 2030 at 02:12
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 22 July 2030 at 08:07
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 30 July 2030 at 11:11

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 377 / 1330

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 377 of Meeus index or 1330 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.57 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 37 minutes. It is 1 hour and 41 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 52 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 10 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠213.7°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠213.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠244.5°.

Moon before apogee

8 days after point of apogee on 27 June 2030 at 14:14 in ♉ Taurus. 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 13 July 2030 at 05:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 377 979 km

The Moon is 377 979 km (234 865 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 792 km (224 807 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after descending node on 28 June 2030 at 23:50 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 12 July 2030 at 14:42 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

21 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 before southern standstill

7 days since the previous standstill on 29 June 2030 at 02:45 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠22.734°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠-22.706° at the point of next southern standstill on 12 July 2030 at 17:53 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 15 July 2030 at 02:12 in ♑ Capricorn 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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