Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 2 April 2098 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1852" and ∠1919".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2098 after 13 days on 15 April 2098 at 19:04.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 19:47 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1215 of Meeus index or 2168 from Brown series.
29 days, 12 hours and 45 minutes is the length of new lunation 1215. It is 2 hours and 54 minutes longer than next lunation 1216 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 minute longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 7 hours and 2 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠260.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠294.5°. 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°).
6 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 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 11 April 2098 at 03:38 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 387 099 km (240 532 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 775 km (229 146 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 16:45 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 15 April 2098 at 14:53 in ♎ Libra.
At 16:45 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
8 days after previous South standstill on 24 March 2098 at 17:32 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.293°. Next 5 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.