Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 22 January 2029 at 19:23.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1888" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2029 after 1 day on 30 January 2029 at 06:03.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 359 of Meeus index or 1312 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 7 minutes. It is 41 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°).
The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 23 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 40 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠99.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠136.2°.
7 days after point of apogee on 20 January 2029 at 18:08 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 1 February 2029 at 12:21 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 379 725 km (235 950 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 363 336 km (225 767 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♋ Cancer at 08:40 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 12 days later on 10 February 2029 at 03:07 in ♑ Capricorn.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 26 January 2029 at 12:31 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.172°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.127° at the point of next southern standstill on 8 February 2029 at 06:14 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 1 day on 30 January 2029 at 06:03 in ♌ Leo the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.