Moon* ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 4 February 2099 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 29 January 2099 at 14:38.
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 is passing first ∠1° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1955" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2099 after 1 day on 5 February 2099 at 12:48.
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.
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 1225 of Meeus index or 2178 from Brown series.
Length of current 1225 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 58 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2099. It is 17 minutes longer than next lunation 1226 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 14 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 49 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠149°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠175.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
10 days after point of apogee on 24 January 2099 at 12:47 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 February 2099 at 04:14 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 366 566 km (227 774 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 384 km (222 068 mi).
8 days after its ascending node on 26 January 2099 at 21:58 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 February 2099 at 19:39 in ♍ Virgo.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 2 February 2099 at 10:56 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.479°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.548° in the next southern standstill on 15 February 2099 at 03:18 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 1 day on 5 February 2099 at 12:48 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.