Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 19 February 2098 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 15 February 2098 at 21:00.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1884" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2098 after 25 days on 17 March 2098 at 07:43.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1213 of Meeus index or 2166 from Brown series.
Length of current 1213 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 8 minutes. It is 2 hours and 23 minutes longer than next lunation 1214 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 24 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 39 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠197°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠225.5°. 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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 14 February 2098 at 18:30 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 February 2098 at 00:05 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 380 480 km (236 419 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 848 km (252 182 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 21:18 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 6 March 2098 at 10:58 in ♈ Aries.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 12 February 2098 at 08:06 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.051°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.136° in the next southern standstill on 25 February 2098 at 10:08 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 11 days on 3 March 2098 at 04:02 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.