Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 January 2029 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2029 | January 2029

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

Waxing Crescent 29% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 29% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 14 January 2029 at 17:24.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1950".

Wolf Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2029 after 9 days on 30 January 2029 at 06:03.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 359 / 1312

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 359 of Meeus index or 1312 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.71 days

Length of current 359 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 7 minutes. It is 41 minutes shorter than next lunation 360 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 23 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 40 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠99.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠99.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠136.2°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 18:08, this is 15 days after last perigee on 5 January 2029 at 04:16 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 1 February 2029 at 12:21 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 404 884 km

This apogee Moon is 404 884 km (251 583 mi) away from Earth. It is 524 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 825 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

6 days after its ascending node on 13 January 2029 at 21:21 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 January 2029 at 08:40 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 12 January 2029 at 00:15 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.199°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.172° in the next northern standstill on 26 January 2029 at 12:31 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 30 January 2029 at 06:03 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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