Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 4 March 2029 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days 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 ∠7° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1935".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2029 after 25 days on 30 March 2029 at 02:26.
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.
The Moon is 19 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 1 March 2029 at 18:30 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 March 2029 at 21:33 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 365 175 km (226 909 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 528 km (252 605 mi).
7 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 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 March 2029 at 05:00 in ♑ Capricorn.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 22 February 2029 at 22:00 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.019°. Next 2 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 10 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.