Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 30 September 2030 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2030 | September 2030

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

Waxing Crescent 12% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 12% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 27 September 2030 at 09:55.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1963"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1916".

Hunter Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2030 after 10 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 380 / 1333

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 380 of Meeus index or 1333 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 22 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2030. It is 8 minutes shorter 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 2 hours and 22 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 47 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠310.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠310.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠332.4°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 15:39. It is 11 days after previous apogee on 18 September 2030 at 18:09 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 16 days, until point of next apogee on 16 October 2030 at 13:21 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 366 348 km

This perigee Moon is 366 348 km (227 638 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 840 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 4 008 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

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

25 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 southern standstill

11 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 2 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 10 days

In 10 days on 11 October 2030 at 10:47 in ♈ Aries the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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