Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 30 April 2034 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 25 April 2034 at 11:35.
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 ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1783" and ∠1904".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2034 after 3 days on 3 May 2034 at 12:16.
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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 424 of Meeus index or 1377 from Brown series.
Length of current 424 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 47 minutes. It is 34 minutes longer than next lunation 425 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 57 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 12 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠353.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠9°. 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°).
11 days after point of perigee on 19 April 2034 at 04:07 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 May 2034 at 06:24 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 401 909 km (249 735 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 350 km (252 494 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♎ Libra at 02:20 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 14 May 2034 at 10:17 in ♈ Aries.
At 02:20 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
7 days after previous North standstill on 22 April 2034 at 20:25 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.212°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.290° in the next southern standstill on 7 May 2034 at 09:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 3 days on 3 May 2034 at 12:16 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.