Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 30 September 2034 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 28 September 2034 at 02:57.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1916".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2034 after 27 days on 27 October 2034 at 12:42.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 429 of Meeus index or 1382 from Brown series.
Length of current 429 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 19 minutes. It is 2 hours and 25 minutes shorter than next lunation 430 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 35 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 28 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠108.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠141.4°. 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 04:10, this is 11 days after last apogee on 18 September 2034 at 07:04 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 16 October 2034 at 00:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 362 430 km (225 204 mi) away from Earth. It is 78 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 7 926 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
3 days after its descending node on 27 September 2034 at 08:33 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 October 2034 at 06:34 in ♍ Virgo.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 21 September 2034 at 02:17 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.177°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.200° in the next northern standstill on 4 October 2034 at 01:15 in ♋ Cancer.
After 11 days on 12 October 2034 at 07:33 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.