Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 24 December 2050 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2050 | December 2050

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

Waxing Gibbous 84% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 84% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 21 December 2050 at 04:15.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1938"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1938" and ∠1951".

Cold Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2050 after 3 days on 28 December 2050 at 05:15.

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 630 / 1583

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 630 of Meeus index or 1583 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.57 days

Length of current 630 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 40 minutes. It is 1 hour and 57 minutes longer than next lunation 631 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 56 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 7 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠282.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠282.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠313.4°. 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 perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 20 December 2050 at 16:49 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 4 January 2051 at 00:04 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 369 891 km

Moon is 369 891 km (229 840 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 452 km (251 315 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♉ Taurus at 02:37 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 7 January 2051 at 05:43 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 14 December 2050 at 02:00 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.822°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.815° in the next northern standstill on 27 December 2050 at 00:57 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 28 December 2050 at 05:15 in ♋ Cancer, 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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