Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 6 December 2029 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 5 December 2029 at 14:52.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1943" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2029 after 14 days on 20 December 2029 at 22:46.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 370 of Meeus index or 1323 from Brown series.
Length of current 370 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 57 minutes. It is 1 hour and 21 minutes shorter than next lunation 371 length.
Length of current synodic month is 47 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 22 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠19.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠39.8°. 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 4 December 2029 at 10:38 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 December 2029 at 13:58 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 368 994 km (229 282 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 520 km (251 978 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 09:51 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 20 December 2029 at 15:21 in ♊ Gemini.
At 09:51 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
1 day after previous South standstill on 5 December 2029 at 21:50 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.574°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.577° in the next northern standstill on 20 December 2029 at 00:22 in ♊ Gemini.
After 14 days on 20 December 2029 at 22:46 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.