Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 2 May 2029 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 28 April 2029 at 10:37.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1889" and ∠1903".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2029 after 25 days on 27 May 2029 at 18:37.
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 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 27 April 2029 at 16:24 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 May 2029 at 07:00 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 379 378 km (235 735 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 125 km (252 354 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 09:41 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 16 May 2029 at 23:31 in ♊ Gemini.
At 09:41 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
1 day after previous South standstill on 1 May 2029 at 04:13 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.466°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.404° in the next northern standstill on 15 May 2029 at 15:58 in ♊ Gemini.
After 11 days on 13 May 2029 at 13:42 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.