Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 7 August 2029 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2029 | August 2029

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

Waning Crescent 8% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 2 August 2029 at 11:15.

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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1845"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1845" and ∠1892".

Sturgeon Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2029 after 16 days on 24 August 2029 at 01:51.

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

6 days after point of apogee on 1 August 2029 at 10:42 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 13 August 2029 at 09:55 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 388 552 km

Moon is 388 552 km (241 435 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 368 km (227 651 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 6 August 2029 at 20:21 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 August 2029 at 15:32 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

15 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 5 August 2029 at 14:53 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.323°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.253° in the next southern standstill on 18 August 2029 at 13:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 10 August 2029 at 01:56 in ♌ Leo, 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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