Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 March 2029 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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

Waning Crescent 38% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 38% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 7 March 2029 at 07:52.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1886"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1886" and ∠1933".

Worm Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2029 after 21 days on 30 March 2029 at 02:26.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 5 April 2029 at 19:51

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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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

6 days 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 8 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 380 123 km

The Moon is 380 123 km (236 197 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 8 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 528 km (252 605 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after descending node on 24 February 2029 at 16:44 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, 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

26 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 after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 7 March 2029 at 11:58 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.921°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠24.763° at the point of next northern standstill on 22 March 2029 at 05:25 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 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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