Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 31 May 2098 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.

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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 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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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 30 May 2098 at 18:23.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1940"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1940" and ∠1892".

Strawberry Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2098 after 13 days on 13 June 2098 at 20:25.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 6 June 2098 at 09:45
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 13 June 2098 at 20:25
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 21 June 2098 at 23:50
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 29 June 2098 at 02:06

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 1217 / 2170

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 1217 of Meeus index or 2170 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.32 days

Length of current 1217 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 43 minutes. It is 58 minutes longer than next lunation 1218 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 1 minute shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 8 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠320.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠320.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠339.4°. 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

10 days after point of apogee on 21 May 2098 at 09:03 in ♒ Aquarius. 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 2 June 2098 at 05:57 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 369 480 km

Moon is 369 480 km (229 584 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 988 km (226 172 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after its ascending node on 27 May 2098 at 09:11 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 9 June 2098 at 01:58 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

4 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

13 days after previous South standstill on 18 May 2098 at 09:52 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.237°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.197° in the next northern standstill on 1 June 2098 at 09:59 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 13 June 2098 at 20:25 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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