Crescent* ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 7 April 2098 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 1 April 2098 at 19:47.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1956" and ∠1916".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2098 after 8 days on 15 April 2098 at 19:04.
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 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1215 of Meeus index or 2168 from Brown series.
Length of current 1215 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 45 minutes. 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°).
11 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 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 11 April 2098 at 03:38 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 366 379 km (227 657 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 775 km (229 146 mi).
4 days after its ascending node on 2 April 2098 at 16:45 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 April 2098 at 14:53 in ♎ Libra.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 20:47 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.320°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.319° in its southern standstill point on 21 April 2098 at 01:51 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 8 days on 15 April 2098 at 19:04 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.