Quarter* ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 18 September 2030 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 11 September 2030 at 21:18.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1910".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2030 after 22 days on 11 October 2030 at 10:47.
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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 18:09, this is 14 days after last perigee on 4 September 2030 at 17:06 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 30 September 2030 at 15:39 in ♏ Scorpio.
This apogee Moon is 404 258 km (251 194 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 150 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 451 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 10:12 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 1 October 2030 at 22:00 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.
13 days after previous South standstill on 5 September 2030 at 08:00 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.341°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.208° in the next northern standstill on 19 September 2030 at 02:24 in ♊ Gemini.
After 8 days on 27 September 2030 at 09:55 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.