Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 12 March 2050 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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

Waning Gibbous 86% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 86% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 8 March 2050 at 15:23.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1833"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1833" and ∠1931".

Worm Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2050 after 25 days on 7 April 2050 at 08:12.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 16 March 2050 at 10:08
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 23 March 2050 at 00:41
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 30 March 2050 at 04:17
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 7 April 2050 at 08:12

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 620 / 1573

The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 6 March 2050 at 08:19 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 March 2050 at 17:48 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 391 146 km

Moon is 391 146 km (243 047 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 625 km (223 461 mi).

Moon before ascending node

13 days after its descending node on 27 February 2050 at 05:47 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 March 2050 at 20:52 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

25 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

11 days after previous North standstill on 1 March 2050 at 05:11 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.850°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.702° in the next southern standstill on 15 March 2050 at 22:17 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 23 March 2050 at 00:41 in ♈ Aries, 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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