Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 12 July 2098 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 14 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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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 99% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and growing larger. The 14 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 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 in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1783"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1783" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2098 after 1 day 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

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 1218 / 2171

The Moon is 14 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

12 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 2 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 402 036 km

Moon is 402 036 km (249 814 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 183 km (252 390 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 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 8 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

18 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 after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 11 July 2098 at 22:01 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.167°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.239° in the next northern standstill on 26 July 2098 at 04:44 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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