Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 4 April 2099 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 14 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2099 | April 2099

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

Waxing Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and growing larger. The 14 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 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 is entering ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1966"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" 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

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 1227 / 2180

The Moon is 14 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 03:23, this is 15 days after last apogee on 19 March 2099 at 19:55 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 16 April 2099 at 08:34 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 359 339 km

This perigee Moon is 359 339 km (223 283 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 169 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 017 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♍ Virgo at 16:08 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 18 April 2099 at 13:19 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

6 days after previous North standstill on 29 March 2099 at 02:47 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.678°. Next 6 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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