Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 22 October 2050 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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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 39% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 39% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days 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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1916"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1916" and ∠1929".

Hunter Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2050 after 7 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 628 / 1581

The Moon is 6 days 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 before perigee

9 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 5 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 374 141 km

Moon is 374 141 km (232 480 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 380 km (224 551 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 17 October 2050 at 10:24 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 October 2050 at 11:12 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 20 October 2050 at 12:04 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.790°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.778° in the next northern standstill on 2 November 2050 at 04:32 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 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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