Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 16 May 2029 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2029 | May 2029

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

Waxing Crescent 8% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 13 May 2029 at 13:42.

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 leaving the last ∠1° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1835"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1835" and ∠1897".

Flower Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2029 after 11 days on 27 May 2029 at 18:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 12 June 2029 at 03:51

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 363 / 1316

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 363 of Meeus index or 1316 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

Length of current 363 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 8 minutes. It is 2 hours and 7 minutes longer than next lunation 364 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 24 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 39 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠213.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠213.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠244.2°. 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

6 days after point of apogee on 10 May 2029 at 07:00 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 25 May 2029 at 22:19 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 390 698 km

Moon is 390 698 km (242 768 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 586 km (224 679 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 23:31 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 29 May 2029 at 17:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

14 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

1 day after previous North standstill on 15 May 2029 at 15:58 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.404°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.396° in the next southern standstill on 28 May 2029 at 14:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 27 May 2029 at 18:37 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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