Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 14 October 2050 Friday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2050 | October 2050

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

Waning Crescent 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 7 October 2050 at 16:32.

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 ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1772"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1924".

Hunter Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2050 after 15 days on 30 October 2050 at 03:16.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 627 / 1580

The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 12 October 2050 at 15:51 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 October 2050 at 09:08 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 404 488 km

Moon is 404 488 km (251 337 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 380 km (224 551 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 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 2 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

24 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 before southern standstill

8 days after previous North standstill on 5 October 2050 at 19:06 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.840°. Next 6 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 1 day

After 1 day 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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