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Moon phase on 20 September 2030 Friday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2030 | September 2030

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 44% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 44% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 19 September 2030 at 19:56 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1775"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1911".

Hunter Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2030 after 20 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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 18 September 2030 at 18:09 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 30 September 2030 at 15:39 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 403 797 km

The Moon is 403 797 km (250 908 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 348 km (227 638 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after descending node on 18 September 2030 at 10:12 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 1 October 2030 at 22:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

15 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 after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 19 September 2030 at 02:24 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠22.208°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-22.097° at the point of next southern standstill on 2 October 2030 at 13:26 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 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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