Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 16 April 2029 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 13 April 2029 at 21:40.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1790" and ∠1911".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2029 after 11 days on 28 April 2029 at 10:37.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 2 days 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.
Length of current 362 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 2 minutes. It is 1 hour and 54 minutes longer than next lunation 363 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 45 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠188.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠213.4°. 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 12 April 2029 at 23:04 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 27 April 2029 at 16:24 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 400 337 km (248 758 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 829 km (222 345 mi).
11 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 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 April 2029 at 21:27 in ♋ Cancer.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 3 April 2029 at 19:08 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.661°. Next day 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 11 days on 28 April 2029 at 10:37 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.