Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 26 March 2098 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2098 | March 2098

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

Waning Crescent 34% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 34% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 24 March 2098 at 18:26.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1923".

Pink Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2098 after 20 days on 15 April 2098 at 19:04.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 23 April 2098 at 13:33

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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 18:28, this is 11 days after last perigee on 14 March 2098 at 23:15 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 11 April 2098 at 03:38 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 404 823 km

This apogee Moon is 404 823 km (251 545 mi) away from Earth. It is 585 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 886 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

7 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 7 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

20 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 after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 24 March 2098 at 17:32 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.293°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.320° in the next northern standstill on 7 April 2098 at 20:47 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 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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