Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 78% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 21 February 2029 at 15:10.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1872" and ∠1938".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2029 after 4 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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 360 of Meeus index or 1313 from Brown series.
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°).
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.
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°.
7 days 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 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 1 March 2029 at 18:30 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 382 906 km (237 927 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 626 km (222 840 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♋ Cancer at 16:44 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 12 days later on 9 March 2029 at 05:00 in ♑ Capricorn.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 22 February 2029 at 22:00 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.019°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-24.921° at the point of next southern standstill on 7 March 2029 at 11:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 4 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.