Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 25 May 2029 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 21 May 2029 at 04:16.
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 first ∠3° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2029 after 2 days on 27 May 2029 at 18:37.
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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 363 of Meeus index or 1316 from Brown series.
Length of current 363 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 8 minutes. It is 2 hours and 7 minutes longer than next lunation 364 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 24 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 39 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠213.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠244.2°. 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 22:19, this is 15 days after last apogee on 10 May 2029 at 07:00 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 6 June 2029 at 22:09 in ♈ Aries.
This perigee Moon is 361 586 km (224 679 mi) away from Earth. It is 922 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 770 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
8 days after its descending node on 16 May 2029 at 23:31 in ♊ Gemini, 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 29 May 2029 at 17:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.
23 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 15 May 2029 at 15:58 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.404°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.396° in the next southern standstill on 28 May 2029 at 14:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 days on 27 May 2029 at 18:37 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.