Quarter ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 21 February 2029 Wednesday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 49% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 21 February 2029 at 15:10 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1807" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2029 after 7 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 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 17 February 2029 at 11:59 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 March 2029 at 18:30 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 396 631 km (246 455 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 626 km (222 840 mi).
11 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 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 February 2029 at 16:44 in ♋ Cancer.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
13 days after previous South standstill on 8 February 2029 at 06:14 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.127°. Next day 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 7 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.