Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 23 April 2098 Wednesday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 51% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 23 April 2098 at 13:33 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1908".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2098 after 21 days on 15 May 2098 at 07:16.
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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last 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 apogee on this date at 14:16, this is 12 days after last perigee on 11 April 2098 at 03:38 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 6 May 2098 at 02:31 in ♋ Cancer.
This apogee Moon is 404 262 km (251 197 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest apogee of 2098. It is 1 146 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 211 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
7 days after its descending node on 15 April 2098 at 14:53 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 April 2098 at 01:09 in ♈ Aries.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 21 April 2098 at 01:51 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.319°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.285° in the next northern standstill on 5 May 2098 at 02:37 in ♋ Cancer.
After 7 days on 1 May 2098 at 08:32 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.