Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 1 October 2030 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2030 | October 2030

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

Waxing Crescent 21% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 21% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 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 is entering ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1917".

Hunter Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2030 after 9 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 4 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 30 September 2030 at 15:39 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 15 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 16 October 2030 at 13:21 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 363 684 km

The Moon is 363 684 km (225 983 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 15 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 078 km (251 704 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 22:00 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 15 October 2030 at 13:20 in ♊ Gemini.

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New draconic month

At 22:00 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon before southern standstill

12 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 day 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 9 days

In 9 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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