Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 6 April 2099 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2099 | April 2099

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

Waning Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 5 April 2099 at 08:37.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon is entering ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1937"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1937" and ∠1917".

Pink Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2099 after 28 days on 4 May 2099 at 17:58.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 12 April 2099 at 10:47
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 20 April 2099 at 15:30
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 28 April 2099 at 01:36
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 4 May 2099 at 17:58

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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 4 April 2099 at 03:23 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 April 2099 at 08:34 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 370 093 km

Moon is 370 093 km (229 965 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 586 km (252 019 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 4 April 2099 at 16:08 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 April 2099 at 13:19 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

15 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 before southern standstill

8 days after previous North standstill on 29 March 2099 at 02:47 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.678°. Next 4 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 14 days

After 14 days on 20 April 2099 at 15:30 in ♈ Aries, 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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