Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 February 2029 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2029 | February 2029

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

Waxing Crescent 15% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 15% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 13 February 2029 at 10:31.

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 ∠14° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1941".

Snow Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2029 after 11 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 360 / 1313

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 360 of Meeus index or 1313 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.74 days

Length of current 360 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 48 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2029. It is 27 minutes longer than next lunation 361 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 4 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 59 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠136.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠136.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠164.5°. 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 11:59, this is 15 days after last perigee on 1 February 2029 at 12:21 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 March 2029 at 18:30 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 405 812 km

This apogee Moon is 405 812 km (252 160 mi) away from Earth. It is 404 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 897 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

7 days after its ascending node on 10 February 2029 at 03:07 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 24 February 2029 at 16:44 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

7 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

9 days after previous South standstill on 8 February 2029 at 06:14 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.127°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.019° in the next northern standstill on 22 February 2029 at 22:00 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 28 February 2029 at 17:10 in ♍ Virgo, 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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