Quarter ♋ Cancer
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 47% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 29 March 2099 at 17:38 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1913" and ∠1921".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2099 after 6 days on 5 April 2099 at 08:37.
The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1227 of Meeus index or 2180 from Brown series.
Length of current 1227 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 43 minutes. It is 2 hours and 56 minutes longer than next lunation 1228 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 59 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 4 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠199.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠227.5°. 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°).
9 days 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 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 4 April 2099 at 03:23 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 374 686 km (232 819 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 339 km (223 283 mi).
7 days after its ascending node on 22 March 2099 at 06:44 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 April 2099 at 16:08 in ♍ Virgo.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 02:47 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.678°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2099. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.656° in its southern standstill point on 10 April 2099 at 17:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 days on 5 April 2099 at 08:37 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.