Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 September 2050 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Libra.

Share this page: twitter facebook google+ linkedin

Moon phase for

Lunar calendar 2050 | September 2050

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

Waxing Crescent 5% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

Previous date | Moon Today | Next date

Moon phases for next 7 days

7 days ago | 7 days after

Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 16 September 2050 at 03:49.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1785"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1785" and ∠1910".

Harvest Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2050 after 12 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 627 / 1580

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 627 of Meeus index or 1580 from Brown series.

PreviousCurrent lunationNext

Synodic month length 29.71 days

Length of current 627 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 59 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2050. It is 6 minutes longer than next lunation 628 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 15 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 48 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠186.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠186.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠212°. 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 apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 15 September 2050 at 09:55 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 September 2050 at 00:42 in ♈ Aries.

Previous apogeeNext perigee

Distance to Moon 401 505 km

Moon is 401 505 km (249 484 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 710 km (222 271 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 September 2050 at 06:06 in ♏ Scorpio.

Previous nodeNext node

Draconic month

25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

PreviousCurrent draconic monthNext

Moon before southern standstill

10 days after previous North standstill on 8 September 2050 at 11:34 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.027°. Next 4 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.

Previous standstillNext standstill

Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 30 September 2050 at 17:31 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

Previous syzygyNext syzygy

Share this page: twitter facebook google+ linkedin
Back to: Top of page