Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 1 August 2098 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2098 | August 2098

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

Waxing Crescent 23% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 23% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 28 July 2098 at 08:51.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1933"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1933" and ∠1891".

Sturgeon Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2098 after 10 days on 12 August 2098 at 01:44.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 1219 / 2172

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1219 of Meeus index or 2172 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.29 days

Length of current 1219 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 2 minutes. It is 1 hour and 22 minutes shorter than next lunation 1220 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 42 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 27 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠355.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠355.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠10.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 28 July 2098 at 15:50 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 11 August 2098 at 14:55 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 370 738 km

Moon is 370 738 km (230 366 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 374 km (252 509 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 20 July 2098 at 16:26 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 2 August 2098 at 04:55 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 26 July 2098 at 04:44 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.239°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.295° in the next southern standstill on 8 August 2098 at 03:03 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 12 August 2098 at 01:44 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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