Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 4 December 2029 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2029 | December 2029

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

Waning Crescent 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 28 November 2029 at 23:48.

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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♐ Sagittarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1969"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1947".

Cold Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2029 after 16 days on 20 December 2029 at 22:46.

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 369 / 1322

The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 369 of Meeus index or 1322 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.44 days

Length of current 369 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 28 minutes. It is 1 hour and 29 minutes shorter than next lunation 370 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 16 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 53 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠3.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠3.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠19.9°. 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 perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 10:38, this is 15 days after last apogee on 19 November 2029 at 02:53 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 16 December 2029 at 13:58 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 359 274 km

This perigee Moon is 359 274 km (223 243 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 234 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 082 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 23 November 2029 at 08:55 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 December 2029 at 09:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

25 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

11 days after previous North standstill on 22 November 2029 at 17:59 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.573°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.574° in the next southern standstill on 5 December 2029 at 21:50 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 5 December 2029 at 14:52 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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