Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 2 May 2099 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 28 April 2099 at 01:36.
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 about ∠12° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1903".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2099 after 2 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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1228 of Meeus index or 2181 from Brown series.
Length of current 1228 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 47 minutes. It is 2 hours and 53 minutes longer than next lunation 1229 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 3 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠227.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠261.4°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 05:55, this is 15 days after last apogee on 16 April 2099 at 08:34 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 14 May 2099 at 02:22 in ♓ Pisces.
This perigee Moon is 364 037 km (226 202 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 529 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 6 319 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 00:59 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 15 May 2099 at 18:40 in ♓ Pisces.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 25 April 2099 at 08:16 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.599°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.539° in the next southern standstill on 8 May 2099 at 02:14 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 2 days on 4 May 2099 at 17:58 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.