Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 18 October 2029 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 14 October 2029 at 11:09.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1807" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2029 after 3 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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 368 of Meeus index or 1321 from Brown series.
Length of current 368 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 10 minutes. It is 1 hour and 18 minutes shorter than next lunation 369 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 34 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 35 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠348.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠3.8°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
10 days after point of perigee on 8 October 2029 at 11:26 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 October 2029 at 02:02 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 396 616 km (246 446 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 433 km (252 546 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 12 October 2029 at 17:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 October 2029 at 05:23 in ♊ Gemini.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 12 October 2029 at 01:50 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.772°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.659° in the next northern standstill on 26 October 2029 at 12:40 in ♊ Gemini.
After 3 days on 22 October 2029 at 09:28 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.