Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
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.
Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.
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.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 57 minutes. It is 1 hour and 21 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 47 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 22 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠19.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠39.8°.
2 days after point of perigee on 4 December 2029 at 10:38 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 16 December 2029 at 13:58 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 368 994 km (229 282 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 520 km (251 978 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 09:51 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 20 December 2029 at 15:21 in ♊ Gemini.
At 09:51 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
1 day since the previous standstill on 5 December 2029 at 21:50 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.574°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.577° at the point of next northern standstill on 20 December 2029 at 00:22 in ♊ Gemini.
In 14 days on 20 December 2029 at 22:46 in ♊ Gemini the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.