Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 5 June 2099 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 3 June 2099 at 03:37.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1827" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2099 after 27 days on 2 July 2099 at 14:21.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
7 days after point of perigee on 29 May 2099 at 07:58 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 June 2099 at 21:17 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 392 250 km (243 733 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 057 km (251 069 mi).
7 days after its descending node on 29 May 2099 at 05:10 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 June 2099 at 21:49 in ♓ Pisces.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 4 June 2099 at 10:57 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.425°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.404° in the next northern standstill on 18 June 2099 at 20:43 in ♊ Gemini.
After 13 days on 18 June 2099 at 16:10 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.