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Moon phase on 18 November 2030 Monday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2030 | November 2030

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 48% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 48% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 18 November 2030 at 08:32 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♍ Virgo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1832"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1832" and ∠1941".

Cold Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2030 after 21 days on 9 December 2030 at 22:40.

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 381 / 1334

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 381 of Meeus index or 1334 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.44 days

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°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠332.4°

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°.

Moon after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 13 November 2030 at 05:00 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 25 November 2030 at 21:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 391 193 km

The Moon is 391 193 km (243 076 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 521 km (222 153 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after descending node on 11 November 2030 at 18:45 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 25 November 2030 at 13:32 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

20 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

5 days since the previous standstill on 12 November 2030 at 16:17 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠21.904°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-21.903° at the point of next southern standstill on 26 November 2030 at 06:20 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 days on 25 November 2030 at 06:46 in ♐ Sagittarius 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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