Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 March 2029 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2029 | March 2029

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

Waxing Crescent 24% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 24% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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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 15 March 2029 at 04:19.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♊ Gemini later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1798"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1798" and ∠1926".

Worm Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2029 after 9 days on 30 March 2029 at 02:26.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 23 March 2029 at 07:33
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 30 March 2029 at 02:26
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 5 April 2029 at 19:51
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 13 April 2029 at 21:40

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 361 / 1314

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 361 of Meeus index or 1314 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.72 days

Length of current 361 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 21 minutes. It is 1 hour and 19 minutes longer than next lunation 362 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 37 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 26 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠164.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠164.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠188.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 16 March 2029 at 21:33 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 March 2029 at 05:40 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 398 742 km

Moon is 398 742 km (247 767 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 665 km (221 621 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 9 March 2029 at 05:00 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 23 March 2029 at 20:28 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

11 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

13 days after previous South standstill on 7 March 2029 at 11:58 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.921°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.763° in the next northern standstill on 22 March 2029 at 05:25 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 30 March 2029 at 02:26 in ♎ Libra, 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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