Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 September 2030 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2030 | September 2030

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

Waning Crescent 10% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 10% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 19 September 2030 at 19:56.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1838"

Lunar disc appears visually 4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1838" and ∠1913".

Hunter Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2030 after 16 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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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

5 days 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 6 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 389 975 km

The Moon is 389 975 km (242 319 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 348 km (227 638 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after descending node on 18 September 2030 at 10:12 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 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

19 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

5 days 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 8 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 2 days

In 2 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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