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Moon phase on 1 October 2029 Monday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2029 | October 2029

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

Last Quarter 44% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 44% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 30 September 2029 at 20:57 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1840"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1840" and ∠1917".

Hunter Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2029 after 20 days on 22 October 2029 at 09:28.

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 367 / 1320

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last 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 after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 25 September 2029 at 19:40 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 8 October 2029 at 11:26 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 389 648 km

Moon is 389 648 km (242 116 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 740 km (222 289 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 30 September 2029 at 04:00 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 October 2029 at 17:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

15 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 after northern standstill

2 days after previous North standstill on 29 September 2029 at 06:54 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.869°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.772° in the next southern standstill on 12 October 2029 at 01:50 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 7 October 2029 at 19:14 in ♎ Libra, 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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