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Moon phase on 5 July 2098 Saturday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2098 | July 2098

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 48% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 48% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 5 July 2098 at 16:31 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1922"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1922" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2098 after 7 days on 13 July 2098 at 10:35.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 13 July 2098 at 10:35
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 21 July 2098 at 13:34
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 28 July 2098 at 08:51
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 4 August 2098 at 01:43

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 1218 / 2171

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1218 of Meeus index or 2171 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.28 days

Length of current 1218 lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 45 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2098. It is 17 minutes shorter than next lunation 1219 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 59 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 10 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠339.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠339.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠355.1°. 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 30 June 2098 at 07:43 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 15 July 2098 at 11:43 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 372 925 km

Moon is 372 925 km (231 725 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 183 km (252 390 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 23 June 2098 at 14:19 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 6 July 2098 at 02:56 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 before southern standstill

6 days after previous North standstill on 28 June 2098 at 19:01 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.163°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.167° in the next southern standstill on 11 July 2098 at 22:01 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 13 July 2098 at 10:35 in ♑ Capricorn, 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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