Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 May 2099 Monday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2099 | May 2099

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

Waning Crescent 3% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 12 May 2099 at 04:00.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1805"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1805" and ∠1896".

Strawberry Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2099 after 15 days on 3 June 2099 at 03:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 20 May 2099 at 05:16
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 27 May 2099 at 07:16
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 3 June 2099 at 03:37
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 10 June 2099 at 21:49

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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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

4 days after point of apogee on 14 May 2099 at 02:22 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 29 May 2099 at 07:58 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 397 061 km

Moon is 397 061 km (246 722 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 838 km (229 185 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 15 May 2099 at 18:40 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 May 2099 at 05:10 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

2 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

10 days after previous South standstill on 8 May 2099 at 02:14 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.539°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.471° in the next northern standstill on 22 May 2099 at 13:50 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 20 May 2099 at 05:16 in ♉ Taurus, 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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