Moon* ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 23 December 2030 Monday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 18 December 2030 at 00:01.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2031 after 16 days on 8 January 2031 at 18:26.
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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
13 days after point of apogee on 10 December 2030 at 10:03 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 24 December 2030 at 10:09 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 363 531 km (225 888 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 926 km (221 784 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 00:54 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 5 January 2031 at 06:37 in ♊ Gemini.
At 00:54 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
At 18:07 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-21.904°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠21.889° in its northern standstill point on 6 January 2031 at 05:22 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day on 24 December 2030 at 17:32 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.