Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 31 August 2030 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 28 August 2030 at 23:07.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1920" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2030 after 11 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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 379 of Meeus index or 1332 from Brown series.
Length of current 379 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 47 minutes. 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°).
9 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 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 4 September 2030 at 17:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 373 263 km (231 935 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 884 km (229 835 mi).
9 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 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 September 2030 at 20:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 22 August 2030 at 18:22 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.465°. Next 4 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.
After 11 days on 11 September 2030 at 21:18 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.