Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 22 August 2030 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 21 August 2030 at 01:15.
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 ∠15° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2030 after 20 days on 11 September 2030 at 21:18.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 21 August 2030 at 22:49 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 4 September 2030 at 17:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 405 393 km (251 900 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 884 km (229 835 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 08:09 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 4 September 2030 at 20:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 18:22 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠22.465°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-22.341° in its southern standstill point on 5 September 2030 at 08:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 days on 28 August 2030 at 23:07 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.