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Moon phase on 22 April 2029 Sunday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2029 | April 2029

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 57% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 57% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 21 April 2029 at 19:50 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1914"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1914" and ∠1908".

Pink Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2029 after 5 days on 28 April 2029 at 10:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 21 May 2029 at 04:16

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 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 before perigee

9 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 5 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 374 413 km

Moon is 374 413 km (232 649 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 829 km (222 345 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 19 April 2029 at 21:27 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 May 2029 at 09:41 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

17 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

4 days after previous North standstill on 18 April 2029 at 10:56 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.526°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.466° in the next southern standstill on 1 May 2029 at 04:13 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 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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