Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 4 January 2029 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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

Waning Gibbous 82% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 82% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 31 December 2028 at 16:48.

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 is entering ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1959"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1959" and ∠1951".

Cold Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2029 after 25 days on 30 January 2029 at 06:03.

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 358 / 1311

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 358 of Meeus index or 1311 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 18 minutes. It is 1 hour and 49 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 29 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠63.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠63.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠99.9°.

Moon before apogee

11 days after point of apogee on 23 December 2028 at 21:00 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 5 January 2029 at 04:16 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 365 902 km

The Moon is 365 902 km (227 361 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 918 km (229 235 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after descending node on 31 December 2028 at 22:49 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 13 January 2029 at 21:21 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

5 days since the previous standstill on 30 December 2028 at 02:35 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.195°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.199° at the point of next southern standstill on 12 January 2029 at 00:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 days on 14 January 2029 at 17:24 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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