Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 26 October 2029 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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

Waning Gibbous 86% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 86% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days 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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1793"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1793" and ∠1931".

Hunter Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2029 after 25 days on 21 November 2029 at 04:03.

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 368 / 1321

The Moon is 18 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 after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 23 October 2029 at 02:02 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 5 November 2029 at 23:09 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 399 853 km

Moon is 399 853 km (248 457 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 900 km (221 767 mi).

Moon before descending node

13 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 day, 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

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

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Moon in northern standstill

At 12:40 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠23.659°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-23.613° in its southern standstill point on 8 November 2029 at 11:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 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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