Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 2 December 2050 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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

Waning Gibbous 84% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 84% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 28 November 2050 at 15:09.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1815"

Lunar disc appears visually 7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1815" and ∠1946".

Beaver Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2050 after 25 days on 28 December 2050 at 05:15.

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 629 / 1582

The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 629 of Meeus index or 1582 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

Length of current 629 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 37 minutes. It is 1 hour and 57 minutes longer than next lunation 630 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 53 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 10 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠245°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠245°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠282.8°. 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 25 November 2050 at 05:46 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 December 2050 at 02:39 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 395 014 km

Moon is 395 014 km (245 450 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 411 km (251 289 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 26 November 2050 at 21:02 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 December 2050 at 00:42 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

18 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

2 days after previous North standstill on 29 November 2050 at 15:05 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.809°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.822° in the next southern standstill on 14 December 2050 at 02:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 14 December 2050 at 05:18 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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