Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 27 May 2029 at 18:37.
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 first ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1904" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2029 after 27 days on 26 June 2029 at 03:22.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 363 of Meeus index or 1316 from Brown series.
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°).
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.
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°.
3 days after point of perigee on 25 May 2029 at 22:19 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 6 June 2029 at 22:09 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 376 437 km (233 907 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 8 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 105 km (251 721 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 17:34 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 13 June 2029 at 04:49 in ♋ Cancer.
At 17:34 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
1 day since the previous standstill on 28 May 2029 at 14:12 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.396°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠24.392° at the point of next northern standstill on 11 June 2029 at 22:05 in ♊ Gemini.
In 13 days on 12 June 2029 at 03:51 in ♊ Gemini 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.