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Moon phase on 29 January 2050 Saturday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2050 | January 2050

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

First Quarter 46% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 46% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 29 January 2050 at 20:48 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1899"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1899" and ∠1948".

Snow Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2050 after 8 days on 6 February 2050 at 20:47.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 619 / 1572

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 619 of Meeus index or 1572 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.42 days

Length of current 619 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 7 minutes. It is 30 minutes longer than next lunation 620 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 38 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 32 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠350.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠350.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠5.4°. 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 after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 23 January 2050 at 18:50 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 February 2050 at 06:32 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 377 388 km

Moon is 377 388 km (234 498 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 519 km (252 599 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 18 January 2050 at 17:33 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 31 January 2050 at 04:35 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 20 January 2050 at 05:15 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.179°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.106° in the next northern standstill on 1 February 2050 at 22:34 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 6 February 2050 at 20:47 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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