Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 12 August 2098 Tuesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1894".
The Full Moon this days is the Sturgeon of August 2098.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1219 of Meeus index or 2172 from Brown series.
Length of current 1219 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 2 minutes. It is 1 hour and 22 minutes shorter than next lunation 1220 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 42 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 27 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠355.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠10.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
1 day after point of apogee on 11 August 2098 at 14:55 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 August 2098 at 01:27 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 405 210 km (251 786 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 798 km (222 325 mi).
10 days after its descending node on 2 August 2098 at 04:55 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 August 2098 at 17:55 in ♈ Aries.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 8 August 2098 at 03:03 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.295°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.393° in the next northern standstill on 22 August 2098 at 13:44 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.