Gibbous ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 22 December 2029 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 20 December 2029 at 22:46.
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 ∠19° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1827" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2030 after 28 days on 19 January 2030 at 15:54.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 16 December 2029 at 13:58 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 January 2030 at 15:33 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 392 275 km (243 748 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 250 km (226 334 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 20 December 2029 at 15:21 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 January 2030 at 20:31 in ♐ Sagittarius.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 20 December 2029 at 00:22 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.577°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.575° in the next southern standstill on 2 January 2030 at 08:17 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 12 days on 4 January 2030 at 02:49 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.