Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 April 2029 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2029 | April 2029

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

Waxing Crescent 18% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 18% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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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 April 2029 at 21:40.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1824"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1824" and ∠1910".

Pink Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2029 after 9 days on 28 April 2029 at 10:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 21 April 2029 at 19:50
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 28 April 2029 at 10:37
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 5 May 2029 at 09:48
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 13 May 2029 at 13:42

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 362 / 1315

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 362 of Meeus index or 1315 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.67 days

Length of current 362 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 2 minutes. It is 1 hour and 54 minutes longer than next lunation 363 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 45 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠188.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠188.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠213.4°. 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

5 days after point of apogee on 12 April 2029 at 23:04 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 27 April 2029 at 16:24 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 393 007 km

Moon is 393 007 km (244 203 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 829 km (222 345 mi).

Moon before descending node

13 days after its ascending node on 5 April 2029 at 05:50 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 April 2029 at 21:27 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

13 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 in northern standstill

At 10:56 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠24.526°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-24.466° in its southern standstill point on 1 May 2029 at 04:13 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 28 April 2029 at 10:37 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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