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Moon phase on 21 May 2029 Monday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2029 | May 2029

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

First Quarter 54% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 54% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 21 May 2029 at 04:16 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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1944"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1944" and ∠1895".

Flower Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2029 after 6 days on 27 May 2029 at 18:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 19 June 2029 at 09:54

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

11 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 4 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 368 677 km

Moon is 368 677 km (229 085 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 586 km (224 679 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 16 May 2029 at 23:31 in ♊ Gemini, 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 29 May 2029 at 17:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

19 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 15 May 2029 at 15:58 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.404°. Next 7 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 6 days

After 6 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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