Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 4 October 2029 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2029 | October 2029

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

Waning Crescent 15% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 15% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 30 September 2029 at 20:57.

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 ♌ Leo

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

Apparent angular diameter ∠1910"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1910" and ∠1919".

Hunter Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2029 after 17 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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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

8 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 3 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 375 182 km

Moon is 375 182 km (233 127 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 740 km (222 289 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days 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 8 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

18 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

5 days after previous North standstill on 29 September 2029 at 06:54 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.869°. Next 7 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 3 days

After 3 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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