Moon* ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 12 April 2029 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 5 April 2029 at 19:51.
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 ∠8° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1914".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2029 after 15 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 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.
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 23:04, this is 13 days after last perigee on 30 March 2029 at 05:40 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 27 April 2029 at 16:24 in ♎ Libra.
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 farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 39 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
7 days after its ascending node on 5 April 2029 at 05:50 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 19 April 2029 at 21:27 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.
8 days after previous South standstill on 3 April 2029 at 19:08 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.661°. Next 5 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 1 day 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.