Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 16 October 2030 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 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 ∠19° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1925".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2030 after 24 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 19 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 13:21, this is 15 days after last perigee on 30 September 2030 at 15:39 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 28 October 2030 at 12:07 in ♏ Scorpio.
This apogee Moon is 405 078 km (251 704 mi) away from Earth. It is 330 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 631 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
1 day after its descending node on 15 October 2030 at 13:20 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 29 October 2030 at 03:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 09:43 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠21.995°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-21.941° in its southern standstill point on 29 October 2030 at 20:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 10 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.