Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 March 2050 Monday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2050 | March 2050

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

Waning Crescent 4% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 16 March 2050 at 10:08.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1926".

Pink Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2050 after 16 days on 7 April 2050 at 08:12.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 14 April 2050 at 18:24

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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 17:48, this is 15 days after last apogee on 6 March 2050 at 08:19 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 2 April 2050 at 21:09 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 359 625 km

This perigee Moon is 359 625 km (223 461 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 883 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 731 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

7 days after its ascending node on 13 March 2050 at 20:52 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 March 2050 at 10:48 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

7 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 after southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 15 March 2050 at 22:17 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.702°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.614° in the next northern standstill on 28 March 2050 at 12:55 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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