Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 12 September 2098 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 10 September 2098 at 17:33.
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 ∠10° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1805" and ∠1907".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2098 after 27 days on 10 October 2098 at 09:20.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 7 September 2098 at 19:51 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 September 2098 at 09:26 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 397 151 km (246 778 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 024 km (224 330 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 21:33 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 25 September 2098 at 20:31 in ♎ Libra.
At 21:33 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
8 days after previous South standstill on 4 September 2098 at 08:51 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.462°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.525° in the next northern standstill on 18 September 2098 at 20:59 in ♊ Gemini.
After 12 days on 25 September 2098 at 00:17 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.