Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 8 December 2099 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 5 December 2099 at 04:46.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2099 after 19 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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 17:50, this is 16 days after last apogee on 22 November 2099 at 17:25 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 20 December 2099 at 13:16 in ♈ Aries.
This perigee Moon is 366 610 km (227 801 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 102 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 3 746 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
2 days after its descending node on 5 December 2099 at 21:04 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 December 2099 at 01:02 in ♓ Pisces.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 29 November 2099 at 16:41 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.380°. Next 4 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 3 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.