Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 May 2029 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2029 | May 2029

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

Waning Crescent 15% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 15% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 5 May 2029 at 09:48.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1900".

Flower Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2029 after 18 days on 27 May 2029 at 18:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 13 May 2029 at 13:42
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 21 May 2029 at 04:16
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 27 May 2029 at 18:37
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 4 June 2029 at 01:19

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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee

11 days after point of perigee on 27 April 2029 at 16:24 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 May 2029 at 07:00 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 404 912 km

Moon is 404 912 km (251 601 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 125 km (252 354 mi).

Moon after ascending node

7 days after its ascending node on 2 May 2029 at 09:41 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 16 May 2029 at 23:31 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

7 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

8 days after previous South standstill on 1 May 2029 at 04:13 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.466°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.404° in the next northern standstill on 15 May 2029 at 15:58 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 13 May 2029 at 13:42 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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