Quarter* ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 4 December 2099 Friday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 58% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 5 December 2099 at 04:46 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1954" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2099 after 23 days on 27 December 2099 at 12:58.
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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1235 of Meeus index or 2188 from Brown series.
Length of current 1235 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 40 minutes. It is 2 hours and 7 minutes shorter than next lunation 1236 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 4 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 5 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠27.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠49.8°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
11 days after point of apogee on 22 November 2099 at 17:25 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 8 December 2099 at 17:50 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 366 856 km (227 954 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 610 km (227 801 mi).
12 days after its ascending node on 21 November 2099 at 23:18 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 5 December 2099 at 21:04 in ♍ Virgo.
12 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 29 November 2099 at 16:41 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.380°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.351° in the next southern standstill on 12 December 2099 at 13:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 days on 11 December 2099 at 23:09 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.