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Moon phase on 16 October 2050 Sunday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2050 | October 2050

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 15 October 2050 at 20:48 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon is entering ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1792" and ∠1925".

Hunter Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2050 after 13 days on 30 October 2050 at 03:16.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

New lunation 628 / 1581

At 20:48 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 628 of Meeus index or 1581 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.7 days

29 days, 16 hours and 53 minutes is the length of new lunation 628. It is 1 hour and 16 minutes longer than next lunation 629 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 9 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 54 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠212°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠212°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠245°. 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 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 11 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 400 002 km

Moon is 400 002 km (248 550 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 380 km (224 551 mi).

Moon before ascending node

13 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 day, 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

26 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

10 days after previous North standstill on 5 October 2050 at 19:06 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.840°. Next 4 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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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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