Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 31 January 2029 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Leo.

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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 98% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 30 January 2029 at 06:03.

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 in ♌ Leo

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♍ Virgo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1951"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1951" and ∠1947".

Wolf Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2029 after 28 days on 28 February 2029 at 17:10.

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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 before perigee

10 days after point of apogee on 20 January 2029 at 18:08 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 February 2029 at 12:21 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 367 400 km

Moon is 367 400 km (228 292 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 336 km (225 767 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 28 January 2029 at 08:40 in ♋ Cancer, 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 February 2029 at 03:07 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

17 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 after northern standstill

4 days after previous North standstill on 26 January 2029 at 12:31 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.172°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.127° in the next southern standstill on 8 February 2029 at 06:14 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 13 February 2029 at 10:31 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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