Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 26 August 2098 Tuesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1899".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2098 after 15 days on 10 September 2098 at 17:33.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 15:53 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1220 of Meeus index or 2173 from Brown series.
29 days, 8 hours and 24 minutes is the length of new lunation 1220. It is 2 hours and 8 minutes shorter than next lunation 1221 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 20 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 49 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠10.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠26.9°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 01:27, this is 14 days after last apogee on 11 August 2098 at 14:55 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 7 September 2098 at 19:51 in ♒ Aquarius.
This perigee Moon is 357 798 km (222 325 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 710 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 558 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
9 days after its ascending node on 16 August 2098 at 17:55 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 August 2098 at 10:54 in ♎ Libra.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 22 August 2098 at 13:44 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.393°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.462° in the next southern standstill on 4 September 2098 at 08:51 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.