Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 4 January 2029 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 31 December 2028 at 16:48.
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 passing first ∠4° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1959" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2029 after 25 days on 30 January 2029 at 06:03.
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 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.
Length of current 358 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 18 minutes. It is 1 hour and 49 minutes shorter than next lunation 359 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 29 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠63.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠99.9°. 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°).
11 days after point of apogee on 23 December 2028 at 21:00 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 5 January 2029 at 04:16 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 365 902 km (227 361 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 918 km (229 235 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 31 December 2028 at 22:49 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 January 2029 at 21:21 in ♑ Capricorn.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 30 December 2028 at 02:35 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.195°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.199° in the next southern standstill on 12 January 2029 at 00:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 10 days on 14 January 2029 at 17:24 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.