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Moon phase on 17 August 2050 Wednesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2050 | August 2050

New Moon phase
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Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The less than 1 day young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 17 August 2050 at 11:47 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1896".

Harvest Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2050 after 14 days on 1 September 2050 at 09:30.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

New lunation 626 / 1579

At 11:47 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 626 of Meeus index or 1579 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.67 days

29 days, 16 hours and 2 minutes is the length of new lunation 626. It is 57 minutes shorter than next lunation 627 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 45 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠163.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠163.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠186.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon before apogee

13 days after point of perigee on 4 August 2050 at 05:06 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 19 August 2050 at 07:00 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 404 346 km

Moon is 404 346 km (251 249 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 488 km (252 580 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 9 August 2050 at 15:07 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 24 August 2050 at 04:22 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

20 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

5 days after previous North standstill on 12 August 2050 at 05:19 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.265°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.123° in the next southern standstill on 26 August 2050 at 23:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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