Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 27 March 2029 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2029 | March 2029

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

Waxing Gibbous 90% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 90% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 23 March 2029 at 07:33.

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 is entering ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1947"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1947" and ∠1922".

Worm Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2029 after 2 days on 30 March 2029 at 02:26.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 21 April 2029 at 19:50

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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 before perigee

10 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 2 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 368 227 km

Moon is 368 227 km (228 806 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 665 km (221 621 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 23 March 2029 at 20:28 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 April 2029 at 05:50 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

18 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

5 days after previous North standstill on 22 March 2029 at 05:25 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.763°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.661° in the next southern standstill on 3 April 2029 at 19:08 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 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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