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Moon phase on 20 May 2099 Wednesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2099 | May 2099

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The less than 1 day young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 20 May 2099 at 05:16 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon is entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1845" and ∠1896".

Strawberry Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2099 after 13 days on 3 June 2099 at 03:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 18 June 2099 at 16:10

Spring tide

There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

New lunation 1229 / 2182

At 05:16 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1229 of Meeus index or 2182 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.45 days

29 days, 10 hours and 54 minutes is the length of new lunation 1229. It is 2 hours and 3 minutes longer than next lunation 1230 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 50 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 19 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠261.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠261.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠294.6°. 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

6 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 8 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 388 527 km

Moon is 388 527 km (241 419 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 838 km (229 185 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 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 8 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

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 8 May 2099 at 02:14 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.539°. Next 2 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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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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