Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 2 May 2099 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Libra.

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

Waxing Gibbous 93% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 93% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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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 28 April 2099 at 01:36.

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 ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1962"

Lunar disc appears visually 3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1903".

Flower Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2099 after 2 days on 4 May 2099 at 17:58.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 27 May 2099 at 07:16

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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 05:55, this is 15 days after last apogee on 16 April 2099 at 08:34 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 14 May 2099 at 02:22 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 364 037 km

This perigee Moon is 364 037 km (226 202 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 529 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 6 319 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 00:59 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 15 May 2099 at 18:40 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 25 April 2099 at 08:16 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.599°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.539° in the next southern standstill on 8 May 2099 at 02:14 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 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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