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Moon phase on 15 September 2029 Saturday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 55% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 15 September 2029 at 01:29 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1927" and ∠1909".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2029 after 7 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 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 367 of Meeus index or 1320 from Brown series.
Length of current 367 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 30 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2029. It is 40 minutes shorter than next lunation 368 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 14 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 55 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠331.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠348.5°. 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 perigee on 10 September 2029 at 04:27 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 25 September 2029 at 19:40 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 371 996 km (231 148 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 002 km (252 278 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 16:33 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 30 September 2029 at 04:00 in ♊ Gemini.
At 16:33 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
1 day after previous South standstill on 14 September 2029 at 18:54 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.021°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.869° in the next northern standstill on 29 September 2029 at 06:54 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 22 September 2029 at 16:29 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.