Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 29 May 2099 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 27 May 2099 at 07:16.
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 ∠7° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2099 after 4 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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 07:58, this is 15 days after last apogee on 14 May 2099 at 02:22 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 10 June 2099 at 21:17 in ♓ Pisces.
This perigee Moon is 368 838 km (229 185 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest perigee of 2099. It is 6 330 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 518 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 05:10 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 11 June 2099 at 21:49 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.
6 days after previous North standstill on 22 May 2099 at 13:50 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.471°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.425° in the next southern standstill on 4 June 2099 at 10:57 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 4 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.