Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 18 September 2030 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2030 | September 2030

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 62% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 62% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 11 September 2030 at 21:18.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1910".

Harvest Moon before 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2030 after 22 days on 11 October 2030 at 10:47.

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 379 / 1332

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.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 47 minutes. It is 25 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 1 hour and 57 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 12 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠279.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠279.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠310.2°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 18:09. It is 14 days after previous perigee on 4 September 2030 at 17:06 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next perigee on 30 September 2030 at 15:39 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 404 258 km

This apogee Moon is 404 258 km (251 194 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 150 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 451 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 10:12 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 1 October 2030 at 22:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

13 days since the previous standstill on 5 September 2030 at 08:00 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-22.341°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠22.208° at the point of next northern standstill on 19 September 2030 at 02:24 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 27 September 2030 at 09:55 in ♎ Libra 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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