Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 29 October 2079 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2079 | October 2079

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 20% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 20% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 24 October 2079 at 18:19.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1932".

Beaver Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2079 after 10 days on 9 November 2079 at 04:34.

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 987 / 1940

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 987 of Meeus index or 1940 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.72 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 10 minutes. It is 1 hour and 52 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 26 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 37 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠116.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠116.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠148.4°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 23:36. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 14 October 2079 at 02:01 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next perigee on 10 November 2079 at 21:38 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 405 274 km

This apogee Moon is 405 274 km (251 826 mi) away from Earth. It is 134 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 435 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

5 days after descending node on 24 October 2079 at 00:33 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 7 November 2079 at 11:17 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon at southern standstill

At 22:08 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-28.363°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠28.320° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 12 November 2079 at 08:30.

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Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 days on 9 November 2079 at 04:34 in ♉ Taurus 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.

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