Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 2 April 2099 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 29 March 2099 at 17:38.
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 ∠3° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1919".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2099 after 2 days on 5 April 2099 at 08:37.
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.
The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1227 of Meeus index or 2180 from Brown series.
Length of current 1227 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 43 minutes. It is 2 hours and 56 minutes longer than next lunation 1228 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 59 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 4 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠199.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠227.5°. 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°).
13 days after point of apogee on 19 March 2099 at 19:55 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 4 April 2099 at 03:23 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 363 509 km (225 874 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 339 km (223 283 mi).
11 days after its ascending node on 22 March 2099 at 06:44 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 April 2099 at 16:08 in ♍ Virgo.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 29 March 2099 at 02:47 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.678°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.656° in the next southern standstill on 10 April 2099 at 17:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 days on 5 April 2099 at 08:37 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.