Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 30 September 2030 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 27 September 2030 at 09:55.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1916".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2030 after 10 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 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.
Length of current 380 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 next lunation 381 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 22 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 47 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠310.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠332.4°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 15:39, this is 11 days after last apogee on 18 September 2030 at 18:09 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 16 October 2030 at 13:21 in ♊ Gemini.
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 farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
12 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 October 2030 at 22:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 19 September 2030 at 02:24 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.208°. Next 2 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 10 days on 11 October 2030 at 10:47 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.