Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 May 2098 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2098 | May 2098

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

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and growing larger. The 1 day 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 May 2098 at 08:32.

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 leaving the last ∠3° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♊ Gemini later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1910"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1910" and ∠1903".

Flower Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2098 after 12 days on 15 May 2098 at 07:16.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 8 May 2098 at 04:21
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 15 May 2098 at 07:16
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 23 May 2098 at 07:39
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 30 May 2098 at 18:23

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 1216 / 2169

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1216 of Meeus index or 2169 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

Length of current 1216 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 51 minutes. It is 2 hours and 8 minutes longer than next lunation 1217 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 53 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 16 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠294.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠294.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠320.4°. 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

8 days after point of apogee on 23 April 2098 at 14:16 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 May 2098 at 02:31 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 375 376 km

Moon is 375 376 km (233 248 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 806 km (229 165 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 30 April 2098 at 01:09 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 May 2098 at 22:21 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

2 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 before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 21 April 2098 at 01:51 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.319°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.285° in the next northern standstill on 5 May 2098 at 02:37 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 15 May 2098 at 07:16 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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