Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 22 April 2050 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2050 | April 2050

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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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 21 April 2050 at 10:25.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1896"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1896" and ∠1908".

Flower Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2050 after 14 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

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 622 / 1575

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 622 of Meeus index or 1575 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

Length of current 622 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 25 minutes. 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

3 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 8 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 378 037 km

Moon is 378 037 km (234 901 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 600 km (251 407 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♉ Taurus at 19:31 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 7 May 2050 at 06:21 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 12 April 2050 at 03:28 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.531°. Next 2 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 14 days

After 14 days on 6 May 2050 at 22:26 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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