Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 3 April 2099 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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

Waxing Gibbous 95% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 95% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 29 March 2099 at 17:38.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1918".

Pink Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2099 after 1 day on 5 April 2099 at 08:37.

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 1227 / 2180

The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1227 of Meeus index or 2180 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.7 days

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.

Lunation length longer than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠199.5°

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°).

Moon before perigee

14 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 day, 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 363 402 km

Moon is 363 402 km (225 808 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 339 km (223 283 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 April 2099 at 16:08 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

12 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

5 days after previous North standstill on 29 March 2099 at 02:47 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.678°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.656° in the next southern standstill on 10 April 2099 at 17:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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.

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