Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 3 March 2029 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 89% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 89% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 28 February 2029 at 17:10.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1935".

Snow Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2029 after 26 days on 30 March 2029 at 02:26.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 7 March 2029 at 07:52
  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 15 March 2029 at 04:19
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 23 March 2029 at 07:33
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 30 March 2029 at 02:26

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 360 / 1313

The Moon is 18 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.

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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 perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 1 March 2029 at 18:30 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 16 March 2029 at 21:33 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 363 655 km

The Moon is 363 655 km (225 965 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 13 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 528 km (252 605 mi).

Moon before ascending node

6 days after descending node on 24 February 2029 at 16:44 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 9 March 2029 at 05:00 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days 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 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-24.921° at the point of next southern standstill on 7 March 2029 at 11:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 15 March 2029 at 04:19 in ♓ Pisces the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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