Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 February 2050 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2050 | February 2050

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

Waxing Crescent 12% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 12% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 21 February 2050 at 15:03.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1935"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1935" and ∠1938".

Worm Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2050 after 12 days on 8 March 2050 at 15:23.

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 620 / 1573

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 620 of Meeus index or 1573 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

Length of current 620 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 37 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2050. It is 8 minutes shorter than next lunation 621 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 7 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 2 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠5.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠5.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠21.6°. 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

3 days after point of perigee on 21 February 2050 at 07:31 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 March 2050 at 08:19 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 370 451 km

Moon is 370 451 km (230 188 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 338 km (252 487 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days 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 2 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

9 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

7 days after previous South standstill on 16 February 2050 at 15:15 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.958°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.850° in the next northern standstill on 1 March 2050 at 05:11 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 8 March 2050 at 15:23 in ♍ Virgo, 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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