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Moon phase on 7 October 2050 Friday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2050 | October 2050

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 52% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 52% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 7 October 2050 at 16:32 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1829"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1829" and ∠1920".

Hunter Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2050 after 22 days on 30 October 2050 at 03:16.

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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 627 of Meeus index or 1580 from Brown series.

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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 before apogee

7 days after point of perigee on 30 September 2050 at 00:42 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 October 2050 at 15:51 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 391 871 km

Moon is 391 871 km (243 497 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 050 km (252 308 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 3 October 2050 at 00:50 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 17 October 2050 at 10:24 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

1 day after previous North standstill on 5 October 2050 at 19:06 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.840°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.790° in the next southern standstill on 20 October 2050 at 12:04 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 15 October 2050 at 20:48 in ♎ Libra, 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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