Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 23 October 2029 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 15 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2029 | October 2029

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

Waning Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and getting smaller. The 15 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 22 October 2029 at 09:28.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1929".

Hunter Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2029 after 28 days on 21 November 2029 at 04:03.

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 368 / 1321

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 368 of Meeus index or 1321 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.38 days

Length of current 368 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 10 minutes. It is 1 hour and 18 minutes shorter than next lunation 369 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 34 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 35 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠348.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠348.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠3.8°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 02:02, this is 14 days after last perigee on 8 October 2029 at 11:26 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 5 November 2029 at 23:09 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 406 433 km

This apogee Moon is 406 433 km (252 546 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 025 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 276 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 12 October 2029 at 17:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 October 2029 at 05:23 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 12 October 2029 at 01:50 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.772°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.659° in the next northern standstill on 26 October 2029 at 12:40 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 6 November 2029 at 04:24 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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