Gibbous ♌ Leo
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 8 December 2098 at 13:45.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1959" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2099 after 26 days on 7 January 2099 at 01:50.
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.
The Moon is 18 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.
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.
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.
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 is reaching point of perigee on this date at 21:02, this is 11 days after last apogee on 30 November 2098 at 00:33 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 27 December 2098 at 21:01 in ♒ Aquarius.
This perigee Moon is 366 722 km (227 870 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 214 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 3 634 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
7 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 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 16 December 2098 at 15:17 in ♎ Libra.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 9 December 2098 at 15:23 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.352°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.323° in the next southern standstill on 22 December 2098 at 16:33 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 11 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.