Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 8 August 2030 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 6 August 2030 at 16:43.
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 passing about ∠10° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2030 after 4 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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 378 of Meeus index or 1331 from Brown series.
Length of current 378 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 56 minutes. It is 1 hour and 9 minutes longer than next lunation 379 length.
Length of current synodic month is 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠244.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠279.9°. 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°).
14 days after point of apogee on 25 July 2030 at 04:55 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 9 August 2030 at 22:50 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 363 308 km (225 749 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 742 km (227 883 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 19:44 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 22 August 2030 at 08:09 in ♊ Gemini.
At 19:44 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
13 days after previous North standstill on 26 July 2030 at 10:14 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.659°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.572° in the next southern standstill on 9 August 2030 at 01:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 4 days on 13 August 2030 at 10:44 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.