Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 January 2098 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2098 | January 2098

Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 13% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 13% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 24 January 2098 at 05:58.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1779"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1779" and ∠1948".

Snow Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2098 after 18 days on 15 February 2098 at 21:00.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 1212 / 2165

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 1212 of Meeus index or 2165 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.81 days

Length of current 1212 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 22 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2098. It is 1 hour and 14 minutes longer than next lunation 1213 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 38 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 25 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠172.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠172.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠197°. 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 before apogee

11 days after point of perigee on 17 January 2098 at 06:41 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 30 January 2098 at 12:32 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 402 979 km

Moon is 402 979 km (250 400 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 584 km (252 640 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 23 January 2098 at 17:32 in ♎ Libra, 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 7 February 2098 at 09:03 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days after previous North standstill on 15 January 2098 at 22:37 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.895°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.941° in the next southern standstill on 29 January 2098 at 04:12 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 1 February 2098 at 09:54 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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