Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 4 February 2050 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 95% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 95% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 29 January 2050 at 20:48.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1782"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1782" and ∠1946".

Snow Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2050 after 2 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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 before apogee

11 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 2 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 402 149 km

Moon is 402 149 km (249 884 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 519 km (252 599 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 31 January 2050 at 04:35 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 14 February 2050 at 20:12 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

16 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 after northern standstill

2 days after previous North standstill on 1 February 2050 at 22:34 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.106°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.958° in the next southern standstill on 16 February 2050 at 15:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 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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