Gibbous ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 16 November 2030 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 10 November 2030 at 03:30.
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 ∠3° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1796" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2030 after 23 days on 9 December 2030 at 22:40.
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 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 13 November 2030 at 05:00 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 25 November 2030 at 21:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 399 177 km (248 037 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 521 km (222 153 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 11 November 2030 at 18:45 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 November 2030 at 13:32 in ♏ Scorpio.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 12 November 2030 at 16:17 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.904°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.903° in the next southern standstill on 26 November 2030 at 06:20 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 8 days on 25 November 2030 at 06:46 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.