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Moon phase on 29 April 2050 Friday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2050 | April 2050

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 55% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 55% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 28 April 2050 at 22:08 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1771"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1905".

Flower Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2050 after 7 days on 6 May 2050 at 22:26.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 28 May 2050 at 16:04

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 622 / 1575

The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 before apogee

10 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 day, 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 404 652 km

Moon is 404 652 km (251 439 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 600 km (251 407 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 22 April 2050 at 19:31 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 May 2050 at 06:21 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

19 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 after northern standstill

4 days after previous North standstill on 24 April 2050 at 21:53 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.497°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.489° in the next southern standstill on 9 May 2050 at 09:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 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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