Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 6 May 2098 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 1 May 2098 at 08:32.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2098 after 8 days on 15 May 2098 at 07:16.
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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1216 of Meeus index or 2169 from Brown series.
Length of current 1216 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 51 minutes. It is 2 hours and 8 minutes longer than next lunation 1217 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 53 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 16 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠294.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠320.4°. 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 02:31, this is 12 days after last apogee on 23 April 2098 at 14:16 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 21 May 2098 at 09:03 in ♒ Aquarius.
This perigee Moon is 368 806 km (229 165 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 298 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 550 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
6 days after its ascending node on 30 April 2098 at 01:09 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 May 2098 at 22:21 in ♎ Libra.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 5 May 2098 at 02:37 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.285°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.237° in the next southern standstill on 18 May 2098 at 09:52 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 8 days on 15 May 2098 at 07:16 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.