Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 95% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 21 November 2029 at 04:03.
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 leaving the last ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1800" and ∠1944".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2029 after 27 days on 20 December 2029 at 22:46.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 369 of Meeus index or 1322 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 28 minutes. It is 1 hour and 29 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 2 hours and 16 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 53 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠3.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠19.9°.
4 days after point of apogee on 19 November 2029 at 02:53 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 4 December 2029 at 10:38 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 398 194 km (247 426 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 274 km (223 243 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 08:55 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 12 days later on 6 December 2029 at 09:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 22 November 2029 at 17:59 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.573°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.574° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 December 2029 at 21:50 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 12 days on 5 December 2029 at 14:52 in ♐ Sagittarius 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.