Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 29 May 2099 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 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 74% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 74% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 27 May 2099 at 07:16.

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 ∠7° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1967"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1893".

Strawberry Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2099 after 4 days on 3 June 2099 at 03:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 25 June 2099 at 12:00

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 1229 / 2182

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1229 of Meeus index or 2182 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

Length of current 1229 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 54 minutes. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 07:58, this is 15 days after last apogee on 14 May 2099 at 02:22 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 10 June 2099 at 21:17 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 368 838 km

This perigee Moon is 368 838 km (229 185 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest perigee of 2099. It is 6 330 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 518 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 05:10 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 11 June 2099 at 21:49 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

6 days after previous North standstill on 22 May 2099 at 13:50 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.471°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.425° in the next southern standstill on 4 June 2099 at 10:57 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 3 June 2099 at 03:37 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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