Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 9 July 2050 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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

Waning Gibbous 71% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 71% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 4 July 2050 at 18:51.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2050 after 24 days on 3 August 2050 at 02:20.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 11 July 2050 at 09:46
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 18 July 2050 at 21:17
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 27 July 2050 at 01:05
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 3 August 2050 at 02:20

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 624 / 1577

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 624 of Meeus index or 1577 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.54 days

Length of current 624 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 55 minutes. It is 1 hour and 36 minutes shorter than next lunation 625 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 11 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 52 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠104.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠104.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠137°. 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

2 days after point of perigee on 7 July 2050 at 02:25 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 July 2050 at 20:27 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 363 758 km

Moon is 363 758 km (226 029 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 717 km (252 101 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after its ascending node on 30 June 2050 at 22:15 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 July 2050 at 14:19 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 3 July 2050 at 03:14 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.482°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.446° in the next northern standstill on 15 July 2050 at 23:05 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 18 July 2050 at 21:17 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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