Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 April 2099 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2099 | April 2099

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

Waxing Crescent 8% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 20 April 2099 at 15:30.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1856"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1856" and ∠1908".

Flower Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2099 after 11 days on 4 May 2099 at 17:58.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 20 May 2099 at 05:16

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 1228 / 2181

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1228 of Meeus index or 2181 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.57 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 47 minutes. It is 2 hours and 53 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 1 hour and 3 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠227.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠227.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠261.4°.

Moon after apogee

7 days after point of apogee on 16 April 2099 at 08:34 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 2 May 2099 at 05:55 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 386 270 km

The Moon is 386 270 km (240 017 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 364 037 km (226 202 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after ascending node on 18 April 2099 at 13:19 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 2 May 2099 at 00:59 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

4 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

12 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 day 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 11 days

In 11 days on 4 May 2099 at 17:58 in ♏ Scorpio 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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