Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 February 2098 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 7 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2098 | February 2098

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

Waxing Crescent 42% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 42% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

7 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 7 days on 1 February 2098 at 09:54.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1898"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1898" and ∠1945".

Snow Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2098 after 7 days on 15 February 2098 at 21:00.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 1213 / 2166

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1213 of Meeus index or 2166 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.76 days

Length of current 1213 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 8 minutes. It is 2 hours and 23 minutes longer than next lunation 1214 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 24 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 39 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠197°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠197°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠225.5°. 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 perigee

8 days after point of apogee on 30 January 2098 at 12:32 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 February 2098 at 18:30 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 377 695 km

Moon is 377 695 km (234 689 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 746 km (222 914 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 7 February 2098 at 09:03 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 February 2098 at 21:18 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 29 January 2098 at 04:12 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.941°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.051° in the next northern standstill on 12 February 2098 at 08:06 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 15 February 2098 at 21:00 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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