Crescent ♊ Gemini
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 22% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 22 July 2030 at 08:07.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2030 after 18 days on 13 August 2030 at 10:44.
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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee at 04:55. It is 11 days after previous perigee on 13 July 2030 at 05:12 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next perigee on 9 August 2030 at 22:50 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This apogee Moon is 404 891 km (251 588 mi) away from Earth. It is 517 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 818 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
12 days after ascending node on 12 July 2030 at 14:42 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 26 July 2030 at 05:01 in ♊ Gemini.
12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
12 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 day to face maximum declination of ∠22.659° at the point of next northern standstill on 26 July 2030 at 10:14 in ♊ Gemini.
In 4 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.