Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 2 January 2098 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2098 after 14 days on 17 January 2098 at 10:36.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 14:32 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1212 of Meeus index or 2165 from Brown series.
29 days, 19 hours and 22 minutes is the length of new lunation 1212. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2098. It is 1 hour and 14 minutes longer than next lunation 1213 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 38 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 25 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠172.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠197°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
13 days after point of perigee on 19 December 2097 at 17:43 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 January 2098 at 11:59 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 405 179 km (251 767 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 688 km (252 704 mi).
5 days after its descending node on 27 December 2097 at 16:48 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 11 January 2098 at 08:24 in ♈ Aries.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 1 January 2098 at 23:06 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.839°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.895° in the next northern standstill on 15 January 2098 at 22:37 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.