Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 April 2099 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2099 | April 2099

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

Waxing Crescent 8% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 20 April 2099 at 15:30.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1856"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1856" and ∠1908".

Flower Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2099 after 11 days on 4 May 2099 at 17:58.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 28 April 2099 at 01:36
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 4 May 2099 at 17:58
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 12 May 2099 at 04:00
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 20 May 2099 at 05:16

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 1228 / 2181

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1228 of Meeus index or 2181 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.57 days

Length of current 1228 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 47 minutes. It is 2 hours and 53 minutes longer than next lunation 1229 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 3 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠227.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠227.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠261.4°. 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

7 days after point of apogee on 16 April 2099 at 08:34 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 2 May 2099 at 05:55 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 386 270 km

Moon is 386 270 km (240 017 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 037 km (226 202 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after its ascending node on 18 April 2099 at 13:19 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 May 2099 at 00:59 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

12 days after previous South standstill on 10 April 2099 at 17:12 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.656°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.599° in the next northern standstill on 25 April 2099 at 08:16 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 4 May 2099 at 17:58 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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