Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 21 March 2098 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2098 | March 2098

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

Waning Gibbous 80% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 80% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 17 March 2098 at 07:43.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1829"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1829" and ∠1926".

Worm Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2098 after 25 days on 15 April 2098 at 19:04.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 15 April 2098 at 19:04

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 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 apogee

6 days after point of perigee on 14 March 2098 at 23:15 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 March 2098 at 18:28 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 391 866 km

Moon is 391 866 km (243 494 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 823 km (251 545 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 19 March 2098 at 05:21 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 April 2098 at 16:45 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

15 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

9 days after previous North standstill on 11 March 2098 at 15:13 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.231°. Next 3 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 11 days

After 11 days on 1 April 2098 at 19:47 in ♈ Aries, 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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