Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 11 May 2029 Friday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2029 | May 2029

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

Waning Crescent 4% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 5 May 2029 at 09:48.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♉ Taurus later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1899".

Flower Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2029 after 16 days on 27 May 2029 at 18:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 13 May 2029 at 13:42
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 21 May 2029 at 04:16
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 27 May 2029 at 18:37
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 4 June 2029 at 01:19

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 362 / 1315

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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

1 day after point of apogee on 10 May 2029 at 07:00 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 14 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 25 May 2029 at 22:19 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 405 131 km

The Moon is 405 131 km (251 737 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 14 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 586 km (224 679 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after ascending node on 2 May 2029 at 09:41 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 16 May 2029 at 23:31 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

9 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

10 days since the previous standstill on 1 May 2029 at 04:13 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.466°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠24.404° at the point of next northern standstill on 15 May 2029 at 15:58 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 days on 13 May 2029 at 13:42 in ♉ Taurus the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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