Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 April 2098 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2098 | April 2098

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

Waxing Crescent 3% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 1 April 2098 at 19:47.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1875"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1875" and ∠1918".

Pink Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2098 after 12 days on 15 April 2098 at 19:04.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 1 May 2098 at 08:32

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 1215 / 2168

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1215 of Meeus index or 2168 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

Length of current 1215 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 45 minutes. It is 2 hours and 54 minutes longer than next lunation 1216 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 minute longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 7 hours and 2 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠260.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠260.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠294.5°. 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

7 days after point of apogee on 26 March 2098 at 18:28 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 11 April 2098 at 03:38 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 382 321 km

Moon is 382 321 km (237 563 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 775 km (229 146 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 2 April 2098 at 16:45 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 April 2098 at 14:53 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

9 days after previous South standstill on 24 March 2098 at 17:32 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.293°. Next 4 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 12 days

After 12 days on 15 April 2098 at 19:04 in ♎ Libra, 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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