Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 5 January 2098 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 2 January 2098 at 14:32.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1777" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2098 after 11 days on 17 January 2098 at 10:36.
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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1212 of Meeus index or 2165 from Brown series.
Length of current 1212 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 22 minutes. 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 3 January 2098 at 11:59 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 January 2098 at 06:41 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 403 336 km (250 621 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 435 km (221 478 mi).
8 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 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 January 2098 at 08:24 in ♈ Aries.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 1 January 2098 at 23:06 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.839°. Next 10 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.
After 11 days on 17 January 2098 at 10:36 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.