Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 31 July 2029 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 25 July 2029 at 13:36.
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 about ∠17° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2029 after 23 days on 24 August 2029 at 01:51.
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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 365 of Meeus index or 1318 from Brown series.
Length of current 365 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 5 minutes. It is 1 hour and 16 minutes longer than next lunation 366 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 39 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 30 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠279.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠309.2°. 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°).
13 days after point of perigee on 18 July 2029 at 11:25 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 August 2029 at 10:42 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 405 141 km (251 743 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 310 km (251 227 mi).
8 days after its ascending node on 23 July 2029 at 11:12 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 6 August 2029 at 20:21 in ♊ Gemini.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 22 July 2029 at 07:07 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.380°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.323° in the next northern standstill on 5 August 2029 at 14:53 in ♊ Gemini.
After 9 days on 10 August 2029 at 01:56 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.