Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 18 July 2030 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2030 | July 2030

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 85% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 85% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 15 July 2030 at 02:12.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1863"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1863" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2030 after 25 days on 13 August 2030 at 10:44.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 13 August 2030 at 10:44

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 377 / 1330

The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 13 July 2030 at 05:12 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 25 July 2030 at 04:55 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 384 782 km

The Moon is 384 782 km (239 092 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 891 km (251 588 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after ascending node on 12 July 2030 at 14:42 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 26 July 2030 at 05:01 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

5 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

5 days 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 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠22.659° at the point of next northern standstill on 26 July 2030 at 10:14 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 30 July 2030 at 11:11 in ♌ Leo the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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