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Moon phase on 20 August 2030 Tuesday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2030 | August 2030

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 55% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 55% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 21 August 2030 at 01:15 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1773"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1897".

Harvest Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2030 after 22 days on 11 September 2030 at 21:18.

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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last 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 before perigee

10 days after point of perigee on 9 August 2030 at 22:50 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 day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 21 August 2030 at 22:49 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 404 334 km

The Moon is 404 334 km (251 241 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 174 km (251 142 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 8 August 2030 at 19:44 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 22 August 2030 at 08:09 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

11 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 before northern standstill

11 days since the previous standstill on 9 August 2030 at 01:58 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-22.572°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠22.465° at the point of next northern standstill on 22 August 2030 at 18:22 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 28 August 2030 at 23:07 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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