Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 26 September 2029 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
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.
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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 25 September 2029 at 19:40 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 8 October 2029 at 11:26 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 405 012 km (251 663 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 740 km (222 289 mi).
10 days after its ascending node on 15 September 2029 at 16:33 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 September 2029 at 04:00 in ♊ Gemini.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 14 September 2029 at 18:54 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.021°. Next 2 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 11 days on 7 October 2029 at 19:14 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.