Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 14 March 2098 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 10 March 2098 at 16:01.
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 ∠16° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1929".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2098 after 2 days on 17 March 2098 at 07:43.
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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1214 of Meeus index or 2167 from Brown series.
Length of current 1214 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 45 minutes. It is 3 hours longer than next lunation 1215 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 1 minute longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 2 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠225.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠260.4°. 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 perigee on this date at 23:15, this is 15 days after last apogee on 27 February 2098 at 00:05 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 26 March 2098 at 18:28 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 363 603 km (225 932 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 095 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 6 753 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
8 days after its ascending node on 6 March 2098 at 10:58 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 March 2098 at 05:21 in ♎ Libra.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 11 March 2098 at 15:13 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.231°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.293° in the next southern standstill on 24 March 2098 at 17:32 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 days on 17 March 2098 at 07:43 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.