Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 16 April 2099 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2099 | April 2099

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

Waning Crescent 15% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 15% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 12 April 2099 at 10:47.

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 in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1911".

Flower Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2099 after 18 days on 4 May 2099 at 17:58.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 20 April 2099 at 15:30
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 28 April 2099 at 01:36
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 4 May 2099 at 17:58
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 12 May 2099 at 04:00

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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee

Moon is at apogee at 08:34. It is 12 days after previous perigee on 4 April 2099 at 03:23 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 2 May 2099 at 05:55 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 405 586 km

This apogee Moon is 405 586 km (252 019 mi) away from Earth. It is 178 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 123 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

11 days after descending node on 4 April 2099 at 16:08 in ♍ Virgo. 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 18 April 2099 at 13:19 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

25 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 10 April 2099 at 17:12 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.656°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.599° at the point of next northern standstill on 25 April 2099 at 08:16 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 days on 20 April 2099 at 15:30 in ♈ Aries 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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