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Moon phase on 4 October 2030 Friday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2030 | October 2030

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 54% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 54% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 4 October 2030 at 03:56 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1958"

Lunar disc appears visually 2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1958" and ∠1919".

Hunter Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2030 after 6 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 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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

3 days 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 12 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 366 047 km

The Moon is 366 047 km (227 451 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 12 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 078 km (251 704 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after ascending node on 1 October 2030 at 22:00 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 15 October 2030 at 13:20 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 2 October 2030 at 13:26 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-22.097°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠21.995° at the point of next northern standstill on 16 October 2030 at 09:43 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 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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