Moon* ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 31 March 2098 Monday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 24 March 2098 at 18:26.
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 5.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1811" and ∠1920".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2098 after 15 days on 15 April 2098 at 19:04.
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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 26 March 2098 at 18:28 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 11 April 2098 at 03:38 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 395 889 km (245 994 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 775 km (229 146 mi).
12 days after its descending node on 19 March 2098 at 05:21 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 April 2098 at 16:45 in ♈ Aries.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 24 March 2098 at 17:32 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.293°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.320° in the next northern standstill on 7 April 2098 at 20:47 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day on 1 April 2098 at 19:47 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.