Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 27 January 2099 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2099 | January 2099

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

Waxing Crescent 30% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 30% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 21 January 2099 at 09:07.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1790"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1790" and ∠1948".

Snow Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2099 after 9 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 1225 / 2178

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1225 of Meeus index or 2178 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.79 days

Length of current 1225 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 58 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2099. It is 17 minutes longer than next lunation 1226 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 14 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 49 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠149°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠149°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠175.1°. 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 after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 24 January 2099 at 12:47 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 February 2099 at 04:14 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 400 328 km

Moon is 400 328 km (248 752 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 384 km (222 068 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 26 January 2099 at 21:58 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 February 2099 at 19:39 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

1 day 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 before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 18 January 2099 at 22:15 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.389°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.479° in the next northern standstill on 2 February 2099 at 10:56 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 5 February 2099 at 12:48 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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