Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 23 February 2099 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 20 February 2099 at 04:05.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1784" and ∠1939".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2099 after 11 days on 6 March 2099 at 22:59.
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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1226 of Meeus index or 2179 from Brown series.
Length of current 1226 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 41 minutes. It is 1 hour and 58 minutes longer than next lunation 1227 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 57 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 6 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠175.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠199.5°. 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 20 February 2099 at 17:45 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 March 2099 at 16:59 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 401 844 km (249 694 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 797 km (221 703 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 01:04 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 8 March 2099 at 04:56 in ♎ Libra.
At 01:04 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
8 days after previous South standstill on 15 February 2099 at 03:18 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.548°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.627° in the next northern standstill on 1 March 2099 at 19:54 in ♊ Gemini.
After 11 days on 6 March 2099 at 22:59 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.