Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 70% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 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 first ∠1° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2030 after 23 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 20 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°.
1 day after point of apogee on 16 October 2030 at 13:21 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 28 October 2030 at 12:07 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 404 745 km (251 497 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 122 km (224 391 mi).
1 day after descending node on 15 October 2030 at 13:20 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 29 October 2030 at 03:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.
15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 16 October 2030 at 09:43 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠21.995°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-21.941° at the point of next southern standstill on 29 October 2030 at 20:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 9 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.