Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 20 May 2099 Wednesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1845" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2099 after 13 days on 3 June 2099 at 03:37.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 05:16 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1229 of Meeus index or 2182 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 54 minutes is the length of new lunation 1229. It is 2 hours and 3 minutes longer than next lunation 1230 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 50 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 19 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠261.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠294.6°. 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°).
6 days 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 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 29 May 2099 at 07:58 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 388 527 km (241 419 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 838 km (229 185 mi).
4 days after its ascending node on 15 May 2099 at 18:40 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 May 2099 at 05:10 in ♎ Libra.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 8 May 2099 at 02:14 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.539°. Next 2 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.