Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 15 April 2029 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2029 | April 2029

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

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 13 April 2029 at 21:40.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1779"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1779" and ∠1912".

Pink Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2029 after 12 days on 28 April 2029 at 10:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 13 May 2029 at 13:42

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 362 / 1315

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 362 of Meeus index or 1315 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.67 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 2 minutes. It is 1 hour and 54 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 3 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 45 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠188.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠188.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠213.4°.

Moon after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 12 April 2029 at 23:04 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 27 April 2029 at 16:24 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 402 909 km

The Moon is 402 909 km (250 356 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 12 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 829 km (222 345 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after ascending node on 5 April 2029 at 05:50 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 4 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

10 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

11 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 2 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 12 days

In 12 days on 28 April 2029 at 10:37 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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