Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 4 September 2098 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 2 September 2098 at 14:03.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1795" and ∠1903".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2098 after 6 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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1220 of Meeus index or 2173 from Brown series.
Length of current 1220 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 24 minutes. 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°).
9 days after point of perigee on 26 August 2098 at 01:27 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 September 2098 at 19:51 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 399 212 km (248 059 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 924 km (252 229 mi).
6 days after its descending node on 29 August 2098 at 10:54 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 September 2098 at 21:33 in ♈ Aries.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 08:51 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.462°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.525° in its northern standstill point on 18 September 2098 at 20:59 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 10 September 2098 at 17:33 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.