Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 10% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 26 October 2030 at 20:17.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1932".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2030 after 11 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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 381 of Meeus index or 1334 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 30 minutes. It is 16 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 15 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 55 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠332.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠349.8°.
1 day after point of perigee on 28 October 2030 at 12:07 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 14 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 13 November 2030 at 05:00 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 363 371 km (225 788 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 14 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 993 km (252 272 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 03:24 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 11 November 2030 at 18:45 in ♊ Gemini.
At 03:24 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
At 20:28 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-21.941°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠21.904° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 12 November 2030 at 16:17.
In 11 days on 10 November 2030 at 03:30 in ♉ Taurus the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.