Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 5 October 2029 Friday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2029 | October 2029

Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 8% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 30 September 2029 at 20:57.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1932"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1932" and ∠1919".

Hunter Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2029 after 16 days on 22 October 2029 at 09:28.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 367 / 1320

The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 367 of Meeus index or 1320 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.35 days

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°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠331.3°

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°.

Moon before apogee

9 days 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 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 8 October 2029 at 11:26 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 370 933 km

The Moon is 370 933 km (230 487 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 740 km (222 289 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after descending node on 30 September 2029 at 04:00 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 12 October 2029 at 17:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

6 days since the previous standstill on 29 September 2029 at 06:54 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.869°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.772° at the point of next southern standstill on 12 October 2029 at 01:50 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 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.

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