Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 11 December 2029 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2029 | December 2029

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

Waxing Crescent 38% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 38% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 5 December 2029 at 14:52.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1829"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1829" and ∠1949".

Cold Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2029 after 9 days on 20 December 2029 at 22:46.

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 370 / 1323

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 370 of Meeus index or 1323 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.5 days

Length of current 370 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 57 minutes. It is 1 hour and 21 minutes shorter than next lunation 371 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 47 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 22 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠19.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠19.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠39.8°. 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 before apogee

7 days after point of perigee on 4 December 2029 at 10:38 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 December 2029 at 13:58 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 391 868 km

Moon is 391 868 km (243 495 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 520 km (251 978 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 6 December 2029 at 09:51 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 December 2029 at 15:21 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

5 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 after southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 5 December 2029 at 21:50 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.574°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.577° in the next northern standstill on 20 December 2029 at 00:22 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 20 December 2029 at 22:46 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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