Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 17 February 2029 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 13 February 2029 at 10:31.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2029 after 11 days on 28 February 2029 at 17:10.
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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 360 of Meeus index or 1313 from Brown series.
Length of current 360 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 48 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2029. It is 27 minutes longer than next lunation 361 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 4 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 59 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠136.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠164.5°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 11:59, this is 15 days after last perigee on 1 February 2029 at 12:21 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 1 March 2029 at 18:30 in ♍ Virgo.
This apogee Moon is 405 812 km (252 160 mi) away from Earth. It is 404 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 897 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
7 days after its ascending node on 10 February 2029 at 03:07 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 February 2029 at 16:44 in ♋ Cancer.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 8 February 2029 at 06:14 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.127°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.019° in the next northern standstill on 22 February 2029 at 22:00 in ♊ Gemini.
After 11 days on 28 February 2029 at 17:10 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.