Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 15 October 2030 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
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.
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°).
14 days after point of perigee on 30 September 2030 at 15:39 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 October 2030 at 13:21 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 405 226 km (251 796 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 078 km (251 704 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 13:20 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 29 October 2030 at 03:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 2 October 2030 at 13:26 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.097°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.995° in the next northern standstill on 16 October 2030 at 09:43 in ♊ Gemini.
After 11 days on 26 October 2030 at 20:17 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.