Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 29 October 2030 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
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.
Length of current 381 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 30 minutes. It is 16 minutes shorter than next lunation 382 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 15 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 55 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠332.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠349.8°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 28 October 2030 at 12:07 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 November 2030 at 05:00 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 363 371 km (225 788 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 14 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 993 km (252 272 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 03:24 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 11 November 2030 at 18:45 in ♊ Gemini.
At 03:24 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
At 20:28 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-21.941°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠21.904° in its northern standstill point on 12 November 2030 at 16:17 in ♊ Gemini.
After 11 days on 10 November 2030 at 03:30 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.