Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 January 2029 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2029 | January 2029

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

Waning Crescent 29% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 29% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 7 January 2029 at 13:26.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1948"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1948" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2029 after 20 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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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

4 days 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 11 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 367 884 km

Moon is 367 884 km (228 593 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 884 km (251 583 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 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 4 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

22 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

10 days after previous North standstill on 30 December 2028 at 02:35 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.195°. Next 2 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 5 days

After 5 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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