Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 8 January 2099 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2099 | January 2099

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

Waning Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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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 7 January 2099 at 01:50.

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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1964"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2099 after 28 days on 5 February 2099 at 12:48.

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 1224 / 2177

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 1224 of Meeus index or 2177 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.74 days

Length of current 1224 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 43 minutes. It is 1 hour and 15 minutes shorter than next lunation 1225 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 59 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 4 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠115.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠115.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠149°. 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°).

Moon in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 18:21, this is 11 days after last apogee on 27 December 2098 at 21:01 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 24 January 2099 at 12:47 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 361 107 km

This perigee Moon is 361 107 km (224 381 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 401 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 9 249 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

8 days after its ascending node on 30 December 2098 at 20:34 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 January 2099 at 15:35 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

2 days after previous North standstill on 6 January 2099 at 00:46 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.354°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.389° in the next southern standstill on 18 January 2099 at 22:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 21 January 2099 at 09:07 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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