Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 86% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 22 October 2029 at 09:28.
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 ∠18° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1793" and ∠1931".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2029 after 25 days on 21 November 2029 at 04:03.
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 368 of Meeus index or 1321 from Brown series.
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°).
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.
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°.
3 days 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 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 5 November 2029 at 23:09 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 399 853 km (248 457 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 900 km (221 767 mi).
13 days after ascending node on 12 October 2029 at 17:59 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 27 October 2029 at 05:23 in ♊ Gemini.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the first to the middle part of the cycle.
At 12:40 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠23.659°. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-23.613° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 8 November 2029 at 11:00.
In 10 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.