Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 24 February 2029 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2029 | February 2029

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

Waxing Gibbous 78% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 78% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 21 February 2029 at 15:10.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1872"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1872" and ∠1938".

Snow Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2029 after 4 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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 before perigee

7 days after point of apogee on 17 February 2029 at 11:59 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 March 2029 at 18:30 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 382 906 km

Moon is 382 906 km (237 927 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 626 km (222 840 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♋ Cancer at 16:44 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 9 March 2029 at 05:00 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

14 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

1 day after previous North standstill on 22 February 2029 at 22:00 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.019°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.921° in the next southern standstill on 7 March 2029 at 11:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 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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