Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 4 April 2099 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 14 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2099 | April 2099

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and growing larger. The 14 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 29 March 2099 at 17:38.

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 is entering ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1966"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1918".

Pink Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2099 after 1 day on 5 April 2099 at 08:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 1227 / 2180

The Moon is 14 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.

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Synodic month length 29.7 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 43 minutes. It is 2 hours and 56 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 3 hours and 59 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 4 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠199.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠199.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠227.5°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 03:23. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 19 March 2099 at 19:55 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next apogee on 16 April 2099 at 08:34 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 359 339 km

This perigee Moon is 359 339 km (223 283 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 169 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 017 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♍ Virgo at 16:08 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 18 April 2099 at 13:19 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

6 days since the previous standstill on 29 March 2099 at 02:47 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.678°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.656° at the point of next southern standstill on 10 April 2099 at 17:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 5 April 2099 at 08:37 in ♎ Libra 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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