Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 23 June 2099 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 18 June 2099 at 16:10.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2099 after 9 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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1230 of Meeus index or 2183 from Brown series.
Length of current 1230 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 51 minutes. It is 57 minutes longer than next lunation 1231 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 53 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 16 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠294.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠320.2°. 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 09:41, this is 12 days after last apogee on 10 June 2099 at 21:17 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 8 July 2099 at 15:42 in ♓ Pisces.
This perigee Moon is 368 734 km (229 121 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 226 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 622 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
11 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 June 2099 at 06:00 in ♎ Libra.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 18 June 2099 at 20:43 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.404°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.409° in the next southern standstill on 1 July 2099 at 18:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 9 days on 2 July 2099 at 14:21 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.