Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 9 March 2029 Friday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 7 March 2029 at 07:52.
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 passing about ∠15° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1862" and ∠1932".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2029 after 20 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 24 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.
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°).
7 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 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 March 2029 at 21:33 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 384 908 km (239 171 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 528 km (252 605 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 05:00 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 23 March 2029 at 20:28 in ♋ Cancer.
At 05:00 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
2 days after previous South standstill on 7 March 2029 at 11:58 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.921°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.763° in the next northern standstill on 22 March 2029 at 05:25 in ♊ Gemini.
After 5 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.