Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 85% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 11 October 2030 at 10:47.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1925".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2030 after 25 days on 10 November 2030 at 03:30.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 380 of Meeus index or 1333 from Brown series.
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°).
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.
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°.
14 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 day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 16 October 2030 at 13:21 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 405 226 km (251 796 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 078 km (251 704 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 13:20 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 29 October 2030 at 03:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
12 days 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 day to face maximum declination of ∠21.995° at the point of next northern standstill on 16 October 2030 at 09:43 in ♊ Gemini.
In 11 days on 26 October 2030 at 20:17 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.