Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 October 2029 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2029 | October 2029

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

Waxing Crescent 4% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 7 October 2029 at 19:14.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1921".

Hunter Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2029 after 12 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 368 / 1321

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 368 of Meeus index or 1321 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.38 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 10 minutes. It is 1 hour and 18 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 34 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 35 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠348.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠348.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠3.8°.

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 8 October 2029 at 11:26 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 23 October 2029 at 02:02 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 363 388 km

The Moon is 363 388 km (225 799 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 13 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 433 km (252 546 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after descending node on 30 September 2029 at 04:00 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 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

23 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 before southern standstill

10 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 2 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 12 days

In 12 days on 22 October 2029 at 09:28 in ♈ Aries the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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