Moon ♑ Capricorn
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 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 leaving the last ∠1° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.
Lunar disc appears visually 4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2030 after 1 day on 15 July 2030 at 02:12.
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 13 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.
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°).
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.
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 is at perigee at 05:12. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 27 June 2030 at 14:14 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next apogee on 25 July 2030 at 04:55 in ♊ Gemini.
This perigee Moon is 361 792 km (224 807 mi) away from Earth. It is 716 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 564 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after ascending node on 12 July 2030 at 14:42 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 26 July 2030 at 05:01 in ♊ Gemini.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 12 July 2030 at 17:53 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-22.706°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠22.659° at the point of next northern standstill on 26 July 2030 at 10:14 in ♊ Gemini.
In 1 day 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.