Moon* ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 30 April 2098 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 23 April 2098 at 13:33.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1862" and ∠1904".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2098 after 14 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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 23 April 2098 at 14:16 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 May 2098 at 02:31 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 384 876 km (239 151 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 806 km (229 165 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 01:09 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 12 May 2098 at 22:21 in ♎ Libra.
At 01:09 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
9 days after previous South standstill on 21 April 2098 at 01:51 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.319°. Next 4 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 1 day 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.