Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 February 2029 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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

Waning Crescent 23% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 23% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 5 February 2029 at 21:52.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1897"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1897" and ∠1945".

Snow Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2029 after 20 days on 28 February 2029 at 17:10.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 359 / 1312

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 after perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 1 February 2029 at 12:21 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 17 February 2029 at 11:59 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 377 798 km

The Moon is 377 798 km (234 753 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 8 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 812 km (252 160 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after descending node on 28 January 2029 at 08:40 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, 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

25 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 at southern standstill

At 06:14 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-25.127°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠25.019° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 22 February 2029 at 22:00.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 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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