Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 18 January 2029 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 14 January 2029 at 17:24.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1776" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2029 after 11 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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 359 of Meeus index or 1312 from Brown series.
Length of current 359 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 7 minutes. It is 41 minutes shorter than next lunation 360 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 23 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 40 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠99.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠136.2°. 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°).
13 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 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 January 2029 at 18:08 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 403 479 km (250 710 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 884 km (251 583 mi).
4 days after its ascending node on 13 January 2029 at 21:21 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 January 2029 at 08:40 in ♋ Cancer.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 12 January 2029 at 00:15 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.199°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.172° in the next northern standstill on 26 January 2029 at 12:31 in ♊ Gemini.
After 11 days on 30 January 2029 at 06:03 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.