Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 6 December 2030 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 1 December 2030 at 22:57.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1797" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2030 after 3 days on 9 December 2030 at 22:40.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 382 of Meeus index or 1335 from Brown series.
Length of current 382 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 46 minutes. It is 13 minutes shorter than next lunation 383 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 58 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 11 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠349.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠5.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
10 days after point of perigee on 25 November 2030 at 21:07 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 December 2030 at 10:03 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 398 971 km (247 909 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 371 km (252 507 mi).
10 days after its ascending node on 25 November 2030 at 13:32 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 9 December 2030 at 01:17 in ♊ Gemini.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 26 November 2030 at 06:20 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.903°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.909° in the next northern standstill on 9 December 2030 at 22:37 in ♊ Gemini.
After 3 days on 9 December 2030 at 22:40 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.