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Moon phase on 6 May 2050 Friday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2050 | May 2050

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

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 14 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 6 May 2050 at 22:26 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1833"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1833" and ∠1902".

It is Flower Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Flower of May 2050.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 5 June 2050 at 09:51

Spring tide

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

Lunation 622 / 1575

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle 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 apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 30 April 2050 at 15:11 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 May 2050 at 15:45 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 391 030 km

Moon is 391 030 km (242 975 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 166 km (229 389 mi).

Moon before ascending node

13 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 day, 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

26 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

11 days after previous North standstill on 24 April 2050 at 21:53 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.497°. Next 2 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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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

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

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