Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 3 May 2099 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2099 | May 2099

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

Waxing Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 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 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 leaving the last ∠3° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♏ Scorpio later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1948"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1948" and ∠1903".

Flower Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2099 after 1 day 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

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 1228 / 2181

The Moon is 13 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 2 May 2099 at 05:55 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 May 2099 at 02:22 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 368 017 km

Moon is 368 017 km (228 675 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 556 km (251 379 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 2 May 2099 at 00:59 in ♎ Libra, 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 15 May 2099 at 18:40 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

14 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

8 days after previous North standstill on 25 April 2099 at 08:16 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.599°. Next 4 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 1 day

After 1 day 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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