Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 87% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 22 September 2029 at 16:29.
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 ∠15° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1914".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2029 after 25 days on 22 October 2029 at 09:28.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 367 of Meeus index or 1320 from Brown series.
The length of the 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 the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 14 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 55 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠331.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠348.5°.
1 day after point of apogee on 25 September 2029 at 19:40 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 8 October 2029 at 11:26 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 405 012 km (251 663 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 740 km (222 289 mi).
10 days after ascending node on 15 September 2029 at 16:33 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 30 September 2029 at 04:00 in ♊ Gemini.
10 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 14 September 2029 at 18:54 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.021°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.869° at the point of next northern standstill on 29 September 2029 at 06:54 in ♊ Gemini.
In 11 days on 7 October 2029 at 19:14 in ♎ Libra the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.