Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 29 December 2029 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Libra.

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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 38% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 38% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 28 December 2029 at 09:49.

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 ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1966"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2030 after 21 days on 19 January 2030 at 15:54.

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 370 / 1323

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before apogee

12 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 3 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 364 567 km

The Moon is 364 567 km (226 531 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 364 250 km (226 334 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after descending node on 20 December 2029 at 15:21 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 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

23 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

9 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 3 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 5 days

In 5 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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