Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 3 September 2050 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Aries.

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

Waning Gibbous 93% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 93% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 1 September 2050 at 09:30.

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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1963"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1903".

Harvest Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2050 after 27 days on 30 September 2050 at 17:31.

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 626 / 1579

The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 626 of Meeus index or 1579 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.67 days

Length of current 626 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 2 minutes. 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 1 September 2050 at 14:03 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 15 September 2050 at 09:55 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 365 136 km

Moon is 365 136 km (226 885 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 591 km (252 644 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 24 August 2050 at 04:22 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 September 2050 at 17:45 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

10 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 before northern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 26 August 2050 at 23:28 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.123°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.027° in the next northern standstill on 8 September 2050 at 11:34 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 16 September 2050 at 03:49 in ♍ Virgo, 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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