Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 15 January 2050 Saturday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2050 | January 2050

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 58% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 58% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 16 January 2050 at 06:17 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1814"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1814" and ∠1951".

Snow Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2050 after 22 days on 6 February 2050 at 20:47.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 618 / 1571

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 618 of Meeus index or 1571 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

Length of current 618 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 5 minutes. It is 58 minutes longer than next lunation 619 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 39 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 30 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠332.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠332.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠350.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 11 January 2050 at 02:36 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 January 2050 at 18:50 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 395 073 km

Moon is 395 073 km (245 487 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 295 km (222 013 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 4 January 2050 at 03:20 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 January 2050 at 17:33 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 5 January 2050 at 16:08 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.260°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.179° in the next southern standstill on 20 January 2050 at 05:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 23 January 2050 at 04:57 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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