Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 20 July 2029 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2029 | July 2029

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

Waxing Gibbous 71% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 71% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 18 July 2029 at 14:14.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1961"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2029 after 5 days on 25 July 2029 at 13:36.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 365 / 1318

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 365 of Meeus index or 1318 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.42 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 5 minutes. It is 1 hour and 16 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 39 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 30 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠279.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠279.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠309.2°.

Moon after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 18 July 2029 at 11:25 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 1 August 2029 at 10:42 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 365 492 km

The Moon is 365 492 km (227 106 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 310 km (251 227 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after descending node on 10 July 2029 at 12:33 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 23 July 2029 at 11:12 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

24 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 before southern standstill

11 days since the previous standstill on 9 July 2029 at 05:56 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.399°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-24.380° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 July 2029 at 07:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 25 July 2029 at 13:36 in ♑ Capricorn 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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