Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 19 March 2099 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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

Waning Crescent 5% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 13 March 2099 at 19:00.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon is entering ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1927".

Pink Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2099 after 16 days on 5 April 2099 at 08:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 21 March 2099 at 22:46
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 29 March 2099 at 17:38
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 5 April 2099 at 08:37
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 12 April 2099 at 10:47

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 1226 / 2179

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 19:55. It is 13 days after previous perigee on 6 March 2099 at 16:59 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next perigee on 4 April 2099 at 03:23 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 406 404 km

This apogee Moon is 406 404 km (252 528 mi) away from Earth. It is 996 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 305 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

11 days after descending node on 8 March 2099 at 04:56 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 22 March 2099 at 06:44 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

5 days since the previous standstill on 14 March 2099 at 09:20 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.667°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.678° at the point of next northern standstill on 29 March 2099 at 02:47 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 days on 21 March 2099 at 22:46 in ♓ Pisces the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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