Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 October 2030 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2030 | October 2030

Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 41% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 41% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 19 October 2030 at 14:50.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1806"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1806" and ∠1927".

Beaver Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2030 after 20 days on 10 November 2030 at 03:30.

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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee

3 days 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 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 28 October 2030 at 12:07 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 396 987 km

The Moon is 396 987 km (246 676 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 122 km (224 391 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 15 October 2030 at 13:20 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 29 October 2030 at 03:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days 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 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-21.941° at the point of next southern standstill on 29 October 2030 at 20:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 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.

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