Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 15 February 2050 Tuesday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2050 | February 2050

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

Last Quarter 44% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 44% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 14 February 2050 at 22:10 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 is entering ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1890"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1890" and ∠1942".

Worm Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2050 after 21 days on 8 March 2050 at 15:23.

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 619 / 1572

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last 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 perigee

8 days after point of apogee on 7 February 2050 at 06:32 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 February 2050 at 07:31 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 379 197 km

Moon is 379 197 km (235 622 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 855 km (221 739 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 14 February 2050 at 20:12 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 February 2050 at 05:47 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

1 day 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 southern standstill

13 days after previous North standstill on 1 February 2050 at 22:34 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.106°. Next day 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 6 days

After 6 days on 21 February 2050 at 15:03 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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