Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 18 April 2099 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 12 April 2099 at 10:47.
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 passing about ∠5° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1910".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2099 after 16 days on 4 May 2099 at 17:58.
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 27 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.
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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 16 April 2099 at 08:34 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 2 May 2099 at 05:55 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 403 924 km (250 987 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 037 km (226 202 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 13:19 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 2 May 2099 at 00:59 in ♎ Libra.
At 13:19 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
7 days after previous South standstill on 10 April 2099 at 17:12 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.656°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.599° in the next northern standstill on 25 April 2099 at 08:16 in ♋ Cancer.
After 2 days on 20 April 2099 at 15:30 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.