Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 19 April 2050 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Aries.

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

Waning Crescent 5% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 14 April 2050 at 18:24.

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 is entering ♈ Aries

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1956"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1956" and ∠1910".

Flower Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2050 after 17 days on 6 May 2050 at 22:26.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 21 April 2050 at 10:25
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 28 April 2050 at 22:08
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 6 May 2050 at 22:26
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 14 May 2050 at 00:04

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 621 / 1574

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 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

1 day after point of perigee on 18 April 2050 at 19:04 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 30 April 2050 at 15:11 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 366 426 km

Moon is 366 426 km (227 687 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 600 km (251 407 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after its ascending node on 9 April 2050 at 23:48 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 22 April 2050 at 19:31 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 12 April 2050 at 03:28 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.531°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.497° in the next northern standstill on 24 April 2050 at 21:53 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 21 April 2050 at 10:25 in ♉ Taurus, 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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