Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 2 August 2029 Thursday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 50% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 2 August 2029 at 11:15 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2029 after 21 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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 1 August 2029 at 10:42 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 13 August 2029 at 09:55 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 404 842 km (251 557 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 368 km (227 651 mi).
10 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 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 6 August 2029 at 20:21 in ♊ Gemini.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 22 July 2029 at 07:07 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.380°. Next 3 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 7 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.