Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 September 2029 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2029 | September 2029

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

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 8 September 2029 at 10:44.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1960"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1905".

Harvest Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2029 after 13 days on 22 September 2029 at 16:29.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 367 / 1320

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 367 of Meeus index or 1320 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.35 days

Length of current 367 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 30 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2029. It is 40 minutes shorter than next lunation 368 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 14 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 55 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠331.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠331.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠348.5°. 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 29 August 2029 at 04:45 in ♉ Taurus. 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 10 September 2029 at 04:27 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 365 759 km

Moon is 365 759 km (227 272 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 349 km (224 532 mi).

Moon before ascending node

6 days after its descending node on 3 September 2029 at 01:43 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 15 September 2029 at 16:33 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, 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 1 September 2029 at 23:36 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.127°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.021° in the next southern standstill on 14 September 2029 at 18:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 22 September 2029 at 16:29 in ♓ Pisces, 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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