Moon* ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 27 April 2029 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 21 April 2029 at 19:50.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1906".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2029 after 1 day 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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 16:24, this is 14 days after last apogee on 12 April 2029 at 23:04 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 10 May 2029 at 07:00 in ♈ Aries.
This perigee Moon is 357 829 km (222 345 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 679 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 527 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
7 days 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 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 May 2029 at 09:41 in ♑ Capricorn.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 18 April 2029 at 10:56 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.526°. Next 3 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 1 day 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.