Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 1 August 2030 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2030 | August 2030

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 4% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 30 July 2030 at 11:11.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon is entering ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1862"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1862" and ∠1891".

Sturgeon Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2030 after 11 days on 13 August 2030 at 10:44.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 378 / 1331

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 378 of Meeus index or 1331 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.5 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 56 minutes. It is 1 hour and 9 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 48 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 21 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠244.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠244.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠279.9°.

Moon after apogee

7 days after point of apogee on 25 July 2030 at 04:55 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 9 August 2030 at 22:50 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 384 872 km

The Moon is 384 872 km (239 148 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 742 km (227 883 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after descending node on 26 July 2030 at 05:01 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 8 August 2030 at 19:44 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

6 days since the previous standstill on 26 July 2030 at 10:14 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠22.659°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-22.572° at the point of next southern standstill on 9 August 2030 at 01:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 13 August 2030 at 10:44 in ♒ Aquarius 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.

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