Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 22 May 2099 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 20 May 2099 at 05:16.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1891" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2099 after 11 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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1229 of Meeus index or 2182 from Brown series.
Length of current 1229 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 54 minutes. 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°).
8 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 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 29 May 2099 at 07:58 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 379 012 km (235 507 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 838 km (229 185 mi).
6 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 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 May 2099 at 05:10 in ♎ Libra.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 13:50 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.471°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.425° in its southern standstill point on 4 June 2099 at 10:57 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 11 days on 3 June 2099 at 03:37 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.