Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 16 July 2029 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2029 | July 2029

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

Waxing Crescent 27% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 27% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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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 11 July 2029 at 15:51.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♎ Libra later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1960"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2029 after 9 days on 25 July 2029 at 13:36.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 365 / 1318

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 365 of Meeus index or 1318 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.42 days

Length of current 365 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 5 minutes. It is 1 hour and 16 minutes longer than next lunation 366 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 39 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 30 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠279.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠279.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠309.2°. 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 4 July 2029 at 16:05 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 18 July 2029 at 11:25 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 365 678 km

Moon is 365 678 km (227 222 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 666 km (229 700 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 10 July 2029 at 12:33 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 23 July 2029 at 11:12 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

20 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 before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 9 July 2029 at 05:56 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.399°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.380° in the next southern standstill on 22 July 2029 at 07:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 25 July 2029 at 13:36 in ♑ Capricorn, 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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