Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 9 July 2098 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2098 | July 2098

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

Waxing Gibbous 86% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 86% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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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 5 July 2098 at 16:31.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1831"

Lunar disc appears visually 3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1831" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2098 after 3 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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 before apogee

9 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 5 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 391 394 km

Moon is 391 394 km (243 201 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 183 km (252 390 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 6 July 2098 at 02:56 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 July 2098 at 16:26 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

10 days after previous North standstill on 28 June 2098 at 19:01 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.163°. Next 2 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 3 days

After 3 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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