Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 29 August 2030 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1874" and ∠1900".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2030 after 13 days on 11 September 2030 at 21:18.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 23:07 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 379 of Meeus index or 1332 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 47 minutes is the length of new lunation 379. It is 25 minutes longer than next lunation 380 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 57 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 12 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠279.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠310.2°. 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°).
7 days 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 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 4 September 2030 at 17:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 382 434 km (237 633 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 884 km (229 835 mi).
7 days after its descending node on 22 August 2030 at 08:09 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 September 2030 at 20:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 22 August 2030 at 18:22 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.465°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.341° in the next southern standstill on 5 September 2030 at 08:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.