Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 11 May 2098 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2098 | May 2098

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

Waxing Gibbous 84% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 84% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 8 May 2098 at 04:21.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon is entering ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1923"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1923" and ∠1899".

Flower Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2098 after 3 days on 15 May 2098 at 07:16.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 6 June 2098 at 09:45

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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 6 May 2098 at 02:31 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 May 2098 at 09:03 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 372 689 km

Moon is 372 689 km (231 578 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 550 km (251 376 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 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 day, 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

11 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 after northern standstill

6 days after previous North standstill on 5 May 2098 at 02:37 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.285°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.237° in the next southern standstill on 18 May 2098 at 09:52 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 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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