Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 22 July 2050 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2050 | July 2050

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

Waxing Crescent 12% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 12% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 18 July 2050 at 21:17.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1889".

Sturgeon Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2050 after 11 days on 3 August 2050 at 02:20.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 625 / 1578

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 625 of Meeus index or 1578 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.6 days

Length of current 625 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 31 minutes. It is 1 hour and 31 minutes shorter than next lunation 626 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 47 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 16 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠137°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠137°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠163.4°. 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 20:27, this is 15 days after last perigee on 7 July 2050 at 02:25 in ♒ Aquarius. 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 4 August 2050 at 05:06 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 405 717 km

This apogee Moon is 405 717 km (252 101 mi) away from Earth. It is 309 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 992 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

8 days after its descending node on 13 July 2050 at 14:19 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 July 2050 at 02:39 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 15 July 2050 at 23:05 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.446°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.346° in the next southern standstill on 30 July 2050 at 14:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 3 August 2050 at 02:20 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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