Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 11 April 2098 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 8 April 2098 at 22:56.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1914".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2098 after 4 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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 03:38, this is 15 days after last apogee on 26 March 2098 at 18:28 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 23 April 2098 at 14:16 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 368 775 km (229 146 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 267 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 581 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
8 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 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 April 2098 at 14:53 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.
3 days after previous North standstill on 7 April 2098 at 20:47 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.320°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.319° in the next southern standstill on 21 April 2098 at 01:51 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 4 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.