Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 15 May 2099 Friday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 12 May 2099 at 04:00.
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 first ∠1° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1898".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2099 after 18 days on 3 June 2099 at 03:37.
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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 14 May 2099 at 02:22 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 29 May 2099 at 07:58 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 404 736 km (251 491 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 838 km (229 185 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 18:40 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 29 May 2099 at 05:10 in ♎ Libra.
At 18:40 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
7 days after previous South standstill on 8 May 2099 at 02:14 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.539°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.471° in the next northern standstill on 22 May 2099 at 13:50 in ♊ Gemini.
After 4 days on 20 May 2099 at 05:16 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.