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Moon phase on 8 July 2030 Monday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2030 | July 2030

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

First Quarter 50% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 50% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 8 July 2030 at 11:02 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 in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1939"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1939" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2030 after 6 days on 15 July 2030 at 02:12.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 6 August 2030 at 16:43

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 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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

10 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 4 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 369 657 km

The Moon is 369 657 km (229 694 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 792 km (224 807 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after descending node on 28 June 2030 at 23:50 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 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

23 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

9 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 4 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 6 days

In 6 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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