Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 27 February 2098 Thursday 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 4 days on 22 February 2098 at 23:26.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1937".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2098 after 17 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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 00:05, this is 12 days after last perigee on 14 February 2098 at 18:30 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 14 March 2098 at 23:15 in ♌ Leo.
This apogee Moon is 405 848 km (252 182 mi) away from Earth. It is 440 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 861 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
7 days after its descending node on 19 February 2098 at 21:18 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 March 2098 at 10:58 in ♈ Aries.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 25 February 2098 at 10:08 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.136°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.231° in the next northern standstill on 11 March 2098 at 15:13 in ♊ Gemini.
After 3 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.