Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 29 October 2024 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 24 October 2024 at 08:03.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1932".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2024 after 17 days on 15 November 2024 at 21:29.
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.
The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 306 of Meeus index or 1259 from Brown series.
Length of current 306 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 58 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2024. It is 24 minutes longer than next lunation 307 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 14 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 49 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠179.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠204.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 22:50, this is 12 days after last perigee on 17 October 2024 at 00:46 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 14 November 2024 at 11:18 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 406 164 km (252 379 mi) away from Earth. It is 756 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 545 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 17:44 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 12 November 2024 at 15:59 in ♓ Pisces.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 22 October 2024 at 00:50 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.653°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.578° in the next southern standstill on 5 November 2024 at 17:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 3 days on 1 November 2024 at 12:47 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.