Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 2 June 2050 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2050 | June 2050

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

Waxing Gibbous 91% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 91% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 28 May 2050 at 16:04.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1822"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1822" and ∠1892".

Strawberry Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2050 after 2 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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 28 May 2050 at 10:12 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 9 June 2050 at 18:25 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 393 483 km

Moon is 393 483 km (244 499 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 158 km (228 763 mi).

Moon before ascending node

13 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 day, 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

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 22 May 2050 at 07:13 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.496°. Next 3 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 2 days

After 2 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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