Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 9 December 2098 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 15 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2098 | December 2098

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

Waning Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and getting smaller. The 15 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 8 December 2098 at 13:45.

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 is entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1923"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1923" and ∠1948".

Cold Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2099 after 28 days on 7 January 2099 at 01:50.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 1223 / 2176

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1223 of Meeus index or 2176 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

Length of current 1223 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 33 minutes. It is 2 hours and 10 minutes shorter than next lunation 1224 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 49 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 14 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠78.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠78.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠115.9°. 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

9 days after point of apogee on 30 November 2098 at 00:33 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 11 December 2098 at 21:02 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 372 701 km

Moon is 372 701 km (231 586 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 722 km (227 870 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 3 December 2098 at 17:44 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 16 December 2098 at 15:17 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

5 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 15:23 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.352°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.323° in its southern standstill point on 22 December 2098 at 16:33 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 22 December 2098 at 15:24 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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