Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 20 September 2030 Friday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
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.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1911".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2030 after 20 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 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.
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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 18 September 2030 at 18:09 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 September 2030 at 15:39 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 403 797 km (250 908 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 348 km (227 638 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 18 September 2030 at 10:12 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 October 2030 at 22:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 19 September 2030 at 02:24 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.208°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.097° in the next southern standstill on 2 October 2030 at 13:26 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 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.