Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 12 July 2030 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 8 July 2030 at 11:02.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2030 after 2 days on 15 July 2030 at 02:12.
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.
The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 377 of Meeus index or 1330 from Brown series.
Length of current 377 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 37 minutes. It is 1 hour and 41 minutes longer than next lunation 378 length.
Length of current synodic month is 52 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 10 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠213.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠244.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
14 days after point of apogee on 27 June 2030 at 14:14 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 13 July 2030 at 05:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 363 550 km (225 899 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 792 km (224 807 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 14:42 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 26 July 2030 at 05:01 in ♊ Gemini.
At 14:42 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
At 17:53 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-22.706°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠22.659° in its northern standstill point on 26 July 2030 at 10:14 in ♊ Gemini.
After 2 days on 15 July 2030 at 02:12 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.