Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 16 October 2098 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2098 | October 2098

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

Waning Gibbous 63% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 63% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 10 October 2098 at 09:20.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1943"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1943" and ∠1925".

Hunter Moon before 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2098 after 23 days on 9 November 2098 at 00:15.

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 1221 / 2174

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1221 of Meeus index or 2174 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.44 days

Length of current 1221 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 32 minutes. It is 2 hours and 30 minutes shorter than next lunation 1222 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 12 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 57 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠26.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠26.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠48.5°. 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 perigee

11 days after point of apogee on 5 October 2098 at 09:05 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 October 2098 at 07:37 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 368 890 km

Moon is 368 890 km (229 218 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 149 km (227 514 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 days after its ascending node on 10 October 2098 at 04:03 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 23 October 2098 at 06:35 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

6 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 in northern standstill

At 02:36 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.546°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2098. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.513° in its southern standstill point on 29 October 2098 at 00:40 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 24 October 2098 at 10:49 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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