Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 16 June 2099 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 10 June 2099 at 21:49.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1833" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2099 after 16 days on 2 July 2099 at 14:21.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 10 June 2099 at 21:17 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 23 June 2099 at 09:41 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 391 014 km (242 965 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 734 km (229 121 mi).
4 days after its ascending node on 11 June 2099 at 21:49 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 25 June 2099 at 06:00 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 4 June 2099 at 10:57 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.425°. Next 2 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 2 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.