Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 March 2099 Friday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2099 | March 2099

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

Waning Crescent 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 13 March 2099 at 19:00.

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 ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1926".

Pink Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2099 after 15 days on 5 April 2099 at 08:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 21 March 2099 at 22:46
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 29 March 2099 at 17:38
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 5 April 2099 at 08:37
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 12 April 2099 at 10:47

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 1226 / 2179

The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1226 of Meeus index or 2179 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.78 days

Length of current 1226 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 41 minutes. It is 1 hour and 58 minutes longer than next lunation 1227 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 57 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 6 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠175.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠175.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠199.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 19 March 2099 at 19:55 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 4 April 2099 at 03:23 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 405 451 km

Moon is 405 451 km (251 936 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 339 km (223 283 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after its descending node on 8 March 2099 at 04:56 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 March 2099 at 06:44 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 14 March 2099 at 09:20 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.667°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.678° in the next northern standstill on 29 March 2099 at 02:47 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 21 March 2099 at 22:46 in ♓ Pisces, 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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