Quarter ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 5 April 2029 Thursday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 54% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 5 April 2029 at 19:51 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1875" and ∠1917".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2029 after 22 days on 28 April 2029 at 10:37.
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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last 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°).
6 days after point of perigee on 30 March 2029 at 05:40 in ♎ Libra. 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 12 April 2029 at 23:04 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 382 302 km (237 551 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 670 km (252 693 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 05:50 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 19 April 2029 at 21:27 in ♋ Cancer.
At 05:50 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
1 day after previous South standstill on 3 April 2029 at 19:08 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.661°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.526° in the next northern standstill on 18 April 2029 at 10:56 in ♊ Gemini.
After 8 days on 13 April 2029 at 21:40 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.