Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 12 August 2029 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 10 August 2029 at 01:56.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1954" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2029 after 11 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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 366 of Meeus index or 1319 from Brown series.
Length of current 366 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 49 minutes. It is 19 minutes longer than next lunation 367 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 55 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 14 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠309.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠331.3°. 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°).
11 days 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 13 August 2029 at 09:55 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 366 918 km (227 992 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 368 km (227 651 mi).
5 days after its descending node on 6 August 2029 at 20:21 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 August 2029 at 15:32 in ♐ Sagittarius.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 5 August 2029 at 14:53 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.323°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.253° in the next southern standstill on 18 August 2029 at 13:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 11 days on 24 August 2029 at 01:51 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.