Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 March 2050 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Aries.

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

Waxing Crescent 3% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 23 March 2050 at 00:41.

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 ∠24° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1928"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1928" and ∠1924".

Pink Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2050 after 13 days on 7 April 2050 at 08:12.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 21 April 2050 at 10:25

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 621 / 1574

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 621 of Meeus index or 1574 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

Length of current 621 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 45 minutes. It is 40 minutes shorter than next lunation 622 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 59 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 10 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠21.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠21.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠41.9°. 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

2 days after point of perigee on 21 March 2050 at 17:48 in ♓ Pisces. 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 2 April 2050 at 21:09 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 371 865 km

Moon is 371 865 km (231 066 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 540 km (251 991 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 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 day, 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

10 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

8 days after previous South standstill on 15 March 2050 at 22:17 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.702°. Next 4 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 13 days

After 13 days on 7 April 2050 at 08:12 in ♎ Libra, 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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