Moon* ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 16 January 2098 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 10 January 2098 at 16:58.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2098 after 1 day on 17 January 2098 at 10:36.
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.
The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
13 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 January 2098 at 06:41 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 363 532 km (225 888 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 435 km (221 478 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 11 January 2098 at 08:24 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 23 January 2098 at 17:32 in ♎ Libra.
5 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 15 January 2098 at 22:37 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.895°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.941° in the next southern standstill on 29 January 2098 at 04:12 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 1 day 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.