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Moon phase on 28 May 2050 Saturday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2050 | May 2050

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

First Quarter 48% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 48% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 28 May 2050 at 16:04 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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1893".

Strawberry Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2050 after 7 days on 5 June 2050 at 09:51.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 5 June 2050 at 09:51
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 12 June 2050 at 04:39
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 19 June 2050 at 08:22
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 27 June 2050 at 09:17

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 623 / 1576

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 623 of Meeus index or 1576 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.48 days

Length of current 623 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 31 minutes. It is 1 hour and 24 minutes shorter than next lunation 624 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 13 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 56 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠69.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠69.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠104.1°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 10:12, this is 12 days after last perigee on 15 May 2050 at 15:45 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 9 June 2050 at 18:25 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 404 241 km

This apogee Moon is 404 241 km (251 184 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest apogee of 2050. It is 1 167 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 190 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

8 days after its descending node on 20 May 2050 at 04:46 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 3 June 2050 at 14:47 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

21 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

6 days after previous North standstill on 22 May 2050 at 07:13 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.496°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.508° in the next southern standstill on 5 June 2050 at 17:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 5 June 2050 at 09:51 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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