Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 August 2099 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2099 | August 2099

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

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 16 August 2099 at 08:54.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1969"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1896".

Sturgeon Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2099 after 13 days on 30 August 2099 at 17:56.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 1232 / 2185

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1232 of Meeus index or 2185 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.33 days

Length of current 1232 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 56 minutes. It is 46 minutes shorter than next lunation 1233 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠339.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠339.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠355.4°. 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 14:24, this is 12 days after last apogee on 5 August 2099 at 08:15 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 1 September 2099 at 19:45 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 359 644 km

This perigee Moon is 359 644 km (223 472 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 864 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 712 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 5 August 2099 at 03:00 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 August 2099 at 13:42 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

12 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 after northern standstill

4 days after previous North standstill on 12 August 2099 at 14:22 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.579°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.632° in the next southern standstill on 25 August 2099 at 05:13 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 30 August 2099 at 17:56 in ♓ Pisces, 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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