Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 9 December 2099 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 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 about ∠15° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1954" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2099 after 18 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 26 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 8 December 2099 at 17:50 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 December 2099 at 13:16 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 366 877 km (227 967 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 339 km (251 245 mi).
3 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 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 December 2099 at 01:02 in ♓ Pisces.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 29 November 2099 at 16:41 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.380°. Next 3 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 2 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.