Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 30 March 2029 Friday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1921".
The Full Moon this days is the Worm of March 2029.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle 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 perigee on this date at 05:40, this is 13 days after last apogee on 16 March 2029 at 21:33 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 12 April 2029 at 23:04 in ♈ Aries.
This perigee Moon is 356 665 km (221 621 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2029. It is 5 843 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 240 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
6 days after its descending node on 23 March 2029 at 20:28 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 April 2029 at 05:50 in ♑ Capricorn.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 22 March 2029 at 05:25 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.763°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.661° in the next southern standstill on 3 April 2029 at 19:08 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.