Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 October 2050 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2050 | October 2050

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

Waxing Crescent 3% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 15 October 2050 at 20:48.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1807"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1807" and ∠1926".

Hunter Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2050 after 12 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 628 / 1581

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 628 of Meeus index or 1581 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.7 days

Length of current 628 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 53 minutes. 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

4 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 10 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 396 588 km

Moon is 396 588 km (246 428 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 380 km (224 551 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 10:24 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 30 October 2050 at 11:12 in ♉ Taurus.

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New draconic month

At 10:24 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before southern standstill

11 days after previous North standstill on 5 October 2050 at 19:06 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.840°. Next 3 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 12 days

After 12 days on 30 October 2050 at 03:16 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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