Moon ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 13 July 2030 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
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.
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.
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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 05:12, this is 15 days after last apogee on 27 June 2030 at 14:14 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the 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 farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its ascending node on 12 July 2030 at 14:42 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 July 2030 at 05:01 in ♊ Gemini.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 12 July 2030 at 17:53 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.706°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.659° in the next northern standstill on 26 July 2030 at 10:14 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day 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.