Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 6 January 2029 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2029 | January 2029

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 62% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 62% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 31 December 2028 at 16:48.

Moonrise and moonset

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 entering ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1951".

Cold Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2029 after 23 days on 30 January 2029 at 06:03.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 358 / 1311

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 358 of Meeus index or 1311 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

Length of current 358 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 18 minutes. It is 1 hour and 49 minutes shorter than next lunation 359 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 29 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠63.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠63.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠99.9°. 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°).

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 5 January 2029 at 04:16 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 January 2029 at 18:08 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 363 308 km

Moon is 363 308 km (225 749 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 14 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 884 km (251 583 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 31 December 2028 at 22:49 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 January 2029 at 21:21 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 30 December 2028 at 02:35 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.195°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.199° in the next southern standstill on 12 January 2029 at 00:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 14 January 2029 at 17:24 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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