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Moon phase on 21 April 2050 Thursday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2050 | April 2050

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
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New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The less than 1 day young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 21 April 2050 at 10:25 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon is entering ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1919" and ∠1909".

Flower Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2050 after 15 days on 6 May 2050 at 22:26.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 20 May 2050 at 20:51

Spring tide

There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

New lunation 622 / 1575

At 10:25 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 622 of Meeus index or 1575 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.43 days

29 days, 10 hours and 25 minutes is the length of new lunation 622. It is 1 hour and 6 minutes shorter than next lunation 623 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 19 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 50 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠41.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠41.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠69.6°. 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 perigee

2 days 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 9 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 373 496 km

Moon is 373 496 km (232 080 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 600 km (251 407 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 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 day, 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

11 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

9 days after previous South standstill on 12 April 2050 at 03:28 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.531°. Next 3 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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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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