Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 16 August 2098 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 12 August 2098 at 01:44.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1813" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2098 after 25 days on 10 September 2098 at 17:33.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
4 days 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 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 August 2098 at 01:27 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 395 366 km (245 669 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 798 km (222 325 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 17:55 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 29 August 2098 at 10:54 in ♎ Libra.
At 17:55 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
8 days after previous South standstill on 8 August 2098 at 03:03 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.295°. Next 6 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.
After 10 days on 26 August 2098 at 15:52 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.