Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 1 March 2029 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 15 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 28 February 2029 at 17:10.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1936".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2029 after 28 days on 30 March 2029 at 02:26.
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 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee on this date at 18:30, this is 12 days after last apogee on 17 February 2029 at 11:59 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 16 March 2029 at 21:33 in ♈ Aries.
This perigee Moon is 358 626 km (222 840 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 882 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 730 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
4 days after its descending node on 24 February 2029 at 16:44 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 March 2029 at 05:00 in ♑ Capricorn.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 22 February 2029 at 22:00 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.019°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.921° in the next southern standstill on 7 March 2029 at 11:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 13 days on 15 March 2029 at 04:19 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.