Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 30 December 2029 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 24 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 27% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 27% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 28 December 2029 at 09:49.

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 passing about ∠7° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2030 after 20 days on 19 January 2030 at 15:54.

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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 perigee

13 days after point of apogee on 16 December 2029 at 13:58 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 January 2030 at 15:33 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 363 429 km

Moon is 363 429 km (225 824 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 250 km (226 334 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 20 December 2029 at 15:21 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 January 2030 at 20:31 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

24 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

10 days after previous North standstill on 20 December 2029 at 00:22 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.577°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.575° in the next southern standstill on 2 January 2030 at 08:17 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 4 January 2030 at 02:49 in ♑ Capricorn, 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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