Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 24 October 2029 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2029 | October 2029

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

Waning Gibbous 96% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 22 October 2029 at 09:28.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1772"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1930".

Hunter Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2029 after 27 days on 21 November 2029 at 04:03.

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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 23 October 2029 at 02:02 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 5 November 2029 at 23:09 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 404 424 km

The Moon is 404 424 km (251 297 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 12 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 900 km (221 767 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 12 October 2029 at 17:59 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 27 October 2029 at 05:23 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

12 days since the previous standstill on 12 October 2029 at 01:50 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.772°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.659° at the point of next northern standstill on 26 October 2029 at 12:40 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 6 November 2029 at 04:24 in ♏ Scorpio 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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