Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 12 January 2029 Friday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 7 January 2029 at 13:26.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1886" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2029 after 17 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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
7 days after point of perigee on 5 January 2029 at 04:16 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 January 2029 at 18:08 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 380 087 km (236 175 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 884 km (251 583 mi).
11 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 January 2029 at 21:21 in ♑ Capricorn.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 00:15 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-25.199°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2029. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠25.172° in its northern standstill point on 26 January 2029 at 12:31 in ♊ Gemini.
After 2 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.