Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 10 September 2050 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2050 | September 2050

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

Waning Crescent 27% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 27% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 8 September 2050 at 02:51.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1818"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1818" and ∠1906".

Harvest Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2050 after 20 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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before apogee

8 days 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 4 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 394 297 km

Moon is 394 297 km (245 005 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 591 km (252 644 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 5 September 2050 at 17:45 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 September 2050 at 06:06 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

17 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

2 days after previous North standstill on 8 September 2050 at 11:34 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.027°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.906° in the next southern standstill on 23 September 2050 at 06:36 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 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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