Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 2 March 2099 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2099 | March 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 ♋ Cancer.

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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 28 February 2099 at 06:13.

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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1925"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1925" and ∠1936".

Worm Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2099 after 4 days on 6 March 2099 at 22:59.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 6 March 2099 at 22:59
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 13 March 2099 at 19:00
  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 21 March 2099 at 22:46
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 29 March 2099 at 17:38

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 1226 / 2179

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 1226 of Meeus index or 2179 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.78 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 41 minutes. It is 1 hour and 58 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 57 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 6 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠175.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠175.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠199.5°.

Moon before apogee

9 days after point of apogee on 20 February 2099 at 17:45 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 6 March 2099 at 16:59 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 372 281 km

The Moon is 372 281 km (231 325 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 797 km (221 703 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after ascending node on 23 February 2099 at 01:04 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 8 March 2099 at 04:56 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

7 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 1 March 2099 at 19:54 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.627°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.667° at the point of next southern standstill on 14 March 2099 at 09:20 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 days on 6 March 2099 at 22:59 in ♍ Virgo the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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