Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 28 July 2050 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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

Waxing Gibbous 65% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 65% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 27 July 2050 at 01:05.

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 ∠22° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1838"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1838" and ∠1890".

Sturgeon Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2050 after 5 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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 22 July 2050 at 20:27 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 4 August 2050 at 05:06 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 389 906 km

Moon is 389 906 km (242 276 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 975 km (223 057 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 02:39 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 9 August 2050 at 15:07 in ♉ Taurus.

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New draconic month

At 02:39 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before southern standstill

12 days after previous North standstill on 15 July 2050 at 23:05 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.446°. Next 2 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 5 days

After 5 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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