Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 9 August 2030 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days 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 ∠24° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2030 after 3 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 10 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 22:50, this is 15 days after last apogee on 25 July 2030 at 04:55 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 21 August 2030 at 22:49 in ♊ Gemini.
This perigee Moon is 366 742 km (227 883 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 234 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 3 614 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its ascending node on 8 August 2030 at 19:44 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 22 August 2030 at 08:09 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.
At 01:58 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-22.572°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠22.465° in its northern standstill point on 22 August 2030 at 18:22 in ♊ Gemini.
After 3 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.