Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 29 January 2098 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 24 January 2098 at 05:58.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2098 after 17 days on 15 February 2098 at 21:00.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
12 days after point of perigee on 17 January 2098 at 06:41 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 30 January 2098 at 12:32 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 404 678 km (251 455 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 584 km (252 640 mi).
5 days after its descending node on 23 January 2098 at 17:32 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 7 February 2098 at 09:03 in ♈ Aries.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 04:12 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-27.941°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.051° in its northern standstill point on 12 February 2098 at 08:06 in ♋ Cancer.
After 2 days on 1 February 2098 at 09:54 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.