Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 13 March 2098 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2098 | March 2098

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

Waxing Gibbous 81% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 81% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 10 March 2098 at 16:01.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon is entering ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1930".

Worm Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2098 after 3 days on 17 March 2098 at 07:43.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 17 March 2098 at 07:43
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 24 March 2098 at 18:26
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 1 April 2098 at 19:47
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 8 April 2098 at 22:56

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 1214 / 2167

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1214 of Meeus index or 2167 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.66 days

Length of current 1214 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 45 minutes. It is 3 hours longer than next lunation 1215 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 1 minute longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 2 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠225.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠225.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠260.4°. 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

14 days after point of apogee on 27 February 2098 at 00:05 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 March 2098 at 23:15 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 363 315 km

Moon is 363 315 km (225 753 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 603 km (225 932 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after its ascending node on 6 March 2098 at 10:58 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 March 2098 at 05:21 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

7 days 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 after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 11 March 2098 at 15:13 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.231°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.293° in the next southern standstill on 24 March 2098 at 17:32 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 17 March 2098 at 07:43 in ♍ Virgo, 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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