Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 8 August 2098 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2098 | August 2098

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

Waxing Gibbous 89% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 89% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 4 August 2098 at 01:43.

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 ∠7° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1788"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1788" and ∠1893".

Sturgeon Moon after 3 days

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

10 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 3 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 400 805 km

Moon is 400 805 km (249 049 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 374 km (252 509 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 2 August 2098 at 04:55 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 16 August 2098 at 17:55 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 in southern standstill

At 03:03 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.295°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.393° in its northern standstill point on 22 August 2098 at 13:44 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 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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