Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 24 December 2030 Tuesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2031 after 15 days on 8 January 2031 at 18:26.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 17:32 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 383 of Meeus index or 1336 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 59 minutes is the length of new lunation 383. It is 19 minutes shorter than next lunation 384 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 45 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 24 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠5.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠21.6°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 10:09, this is 14 days after last apogee on 10 December 2030 at 10:03 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 6 January 2031 at 11:00 in ♊ Gemini.
This perigee Moon is 356 926 km (221 784 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2030. It is 5 582 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 501 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its ascending node on 23 December 2030 at 00:54 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 January 2031 at 06:37 in ♊ Gemini.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 23 December 2030 at 18:07 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.904°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.889° in the next northern standstill on 6 January 2031 at 05:22 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.