Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 3 September 2029 Monday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 1 September 2029 at 04:33.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1831" and ∠1903".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2029 after 19 days on 22 September 2029 at 16:29.
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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 29 August 2029 at 04:45 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 September 2029 at 04:27 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 391 422 km (243 218 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 349 km (224 532 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♋ Cancer at 01:43 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 15 September 2029 at 16:33 in ♐ Sagittarius.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 1 September 2029 at 23:36 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.127°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.021° in the next southern standstill on 14 September 2029 at 18:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 4 days on 8 September 2029 at 10:44 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.