Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 16 March 2029 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 15 March 2029 at 04:19.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1928".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2029 after 13 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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 361 of Meeus index or 1314 from Brown series.
Length of current 361 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 21 minutes. It is 1 hour and 19 minutes longer than next lunation 362 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 37 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 26 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠164.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠188.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 21:33, this is 15 days after last perigee on 1 March 2029 at 18:30 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 30 March 2029 at 05:40 in ♎ Libra.
This apogee Moon is 406 528 km (252 605 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 120 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 181 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
7 days after its ascending node on 9 March 2029 at 05:00 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 23 March 2029 at 20:28 in ♋ Cancer.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 7 March 2029 at 11:58 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.921°. Next 5 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 13 days on 30 March 2029 at 02:26 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.