Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 16 May 2029 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2029 | May 2029

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

Waxing Crescent 8% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 13 May 2029 at 13:42.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1835"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1835" and ∠1897".

Flower Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2029 after 11 days on 27 May 2029 at 18:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 12 June 2029 at 03:51

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 363 / 1316

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 363 of Meeus index or 1316 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 8 minutes. It is 2 hours and 7 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 1 hour and 24 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 39 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠213.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠213.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠244.2°.

Moon after apogee

6 days 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 9 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 390 698 km

The Moon is 390 698 km (242 768 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 586 km (224 679 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 23:31 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 29 May 2029 at 17:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 15 May 2029 at 15:58 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.404°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-24.396° at the point of next southern standstill on 28 May 2029 at 14:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 27 May 2029 at 18:37 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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