Quarter ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 21 April 2029 Saturday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 47% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 21 April 2029 at 19:50 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1891" and ∠1909".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2029 after 6 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 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
8 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 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 27 April 2029 at 16:24 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 378 983 km (235 489 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 829 km (222 345 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 19 April 2029 at 21:27 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 May 2029 at 09:41 in ♑ Capricorn.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 18 April 2029 at 10:56 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.526°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.466° in the next southern standstill on 1 May 2029 at 04:13 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 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.