Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 5 April 2050 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2050 | April 2050

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

Waxing Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 30 March 2050 at 04:17.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1778"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1917".

Pink Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2050 after 1 day on 7 April 2050 at 08:12.

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 621 / 1574

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 2 April 2050 at 21:09 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 18 April 2050 at 19:04 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 403 040 km

Moon is 403 040 km (250 437 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 528 km (226 507 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after its descending node on 26 March 2050 at 10:48 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 April 2050 at 23:48 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

22 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

7 days after previous North standstill on 28 March 2050 at 12:55 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.614°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.531° in the next southern standstill on 12 April 2050 at 03:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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