Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 February 2029 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2029 | February 2029

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

Waxing Crescent 22% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 22% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 13 February 2029 at 10:31.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♉ Taurus later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1772"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1941".

Snow Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2029 after 10 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 360 / 1313

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.

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Synodic month length 29.74 days

The length of the 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 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 5 hours and 4 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 59 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠136.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠136.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠164.5°.

Moon after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 17 February 2029 at 11:59 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 1 March 2029 at 18:30 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 404 600 km

The Moon is 404 600 km (251 407 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 626 km (222 840 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after ascending node on 10 February 2029 at 03:07 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 24 February 2029 at 16:44 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

8 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days since the previous standstill on 8 February 2029 at 06:14 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.127°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.019° at the point of next northern standstill on 22 February 2029 at 22:00 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 days on 28 February 2029 at 17:10 in ♍ Virgo 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.

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