Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 22 December 2029 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2029 | December 2029

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

Waning Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 20 December 2029 at 22:46.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1827"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1827" and ∠1951".

Cold Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2030 after 28 days on 19 January 2030 at 15:54.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 370 / 1323

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.

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Synodic month length 29.5 days

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°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠19.9°

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°.

Moon after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 16 December 2029 at 13:58 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 1 January 2030 at 15:33 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 392 275 km

The Moon is 392 275 km (243 748 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 364 250 km (226 334 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 20 December 2029 at 15:21 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 2 January 2030 at 20:31 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

16 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 after northern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 20 December 2029 at 00:22 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.577°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.575° at the point of next southern standstill on 2 January 2030 at 08:17 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 4 January 2030 at 02:49 in ♑ Capricorn 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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