Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 December 2029 Monday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2029 | December 2029

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

Waning Crescent 7% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 7% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 28 November 2029 at 23:48.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1947".

Cold Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2029 after 17 days on 20 December 2029 at 22:46.

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 369 / 1322

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 369 of Meeus index or 1322 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.44 days

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°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠3.8°

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°.

Moon before apogee

14 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 day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 4 December 2029 at 10:38 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 363 305 km

The Moon is 363 305 km (225 747 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 274 km (223 243 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after descending node on 23 November 2029 at 08:55 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 6 December 2029 at 09:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

24 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 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 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.574° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 December 2029 at 21:50 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 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.

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