Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 December 2098 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2098 | December 2098

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 22 December 2098 at 15:24.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1802"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1802" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2099 after 14 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 1224 / 2177

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1224 of Meeus index or 2177 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.74 days

Length of current 1224 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 43 minutes. It is 1 hour and 15 minutes shorter than next lunation 1225 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 59 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 4 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠115.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠115.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠149°. 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

11 days after point of perigee on 11 December 2098 at 21:02 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 December 2098 at 21:01 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 397 713 km

Moon is 397 713 km (247 127 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 186 km (251 771 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 16 December 2098 at 15:17 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 December 2098 at 20:34 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

19 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 after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 22 December 2098 at 16:33 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.323°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.354° in the next northern standstill on 6 January 2099 at 00:46 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 14 days

After 14 days on 7 January 2099 at 01:50 in ♋ Cancer, 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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