Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 5 May 2098 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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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 21% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 21% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days 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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1963"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1902".

Flower Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2098 after 9 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

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 1216 / 2169

The Moon is 4 days 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

11 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 day, 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 365 166 km

Moon is 365 166 km (226 904 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 806 km (229 165 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 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 7 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

5 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 in northern standstill

At 02:37 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.285°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.237° in its southern standstill point on 18 May 2098 at 09:52 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 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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