Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 April 2029 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2029 | April 2029

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

Waning Crescent 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 5 April 2029 at 19:51.

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 in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1914".

Pink Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2029 after 15 days on 28 April 2029 at 10:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 13 April 2029 at 21:40
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 21 April 2029 at 19:50
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 28 April 2029 at 10:37
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 5 May 2029 at 09:48

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 361 / 1314

The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 361 of Meeus index or 1314 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.72 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 21 minutes. It is 1 hour and 19 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 37 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 26 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠164.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠164.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠188.3°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 23:04. It is 13 days after previous perigee on 30 March 2029 at 05:40 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next perigee on 27 April 2029 at 16:24 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 406 670 km

This apogee Moon is 406 670 km (252 693 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2029. It is 1 262 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 39 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

7 days after ascending node on 5 April 2029 at 05:50 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 19 April 2029 at 21:27 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

7 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 3 April 2029 at 19:08 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.661°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠24.526° at the point of next northern standstill on 18 April 2029 at 10:56 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 13 April 2029 at 21:40 in ♈ Aries 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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