Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 31 January 2029 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2029 | January 2029

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

Waning Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 30 January 2029 at 06:03.

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 in ♌ Leo

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♍ Virgo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1951"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1951" and ∠1947".

Wolf Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2029 after 28 days on 28 February 2029 at 17:10.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 359 / 1312

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 359 of Meeus index or 1312 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.71 days

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°).

Lunation length longer than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠99.9°

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°.

Moon before apogee

10 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 day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 1 February 2029 at 12:21 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 367 400 km

The Moon is 367 400 km (228 292 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 363 336 km (225 767 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after descending node on 28 January 2029 at 08:40 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 10 February 2029 at 03:07 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

4 days 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 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.127° at the point of next southern standstill on 8 February 2029 at 06:14 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 13 February 2029 at 10:31 in ♒ Aquarius 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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