Moon* ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 23 December 2049 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 17 December 2049 at 11:15.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1920" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2050 after 15 days on 8 January 2050 at 01:39.
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.
The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 617 of Meeus index or 1570 from Brown series.
Length of current 617 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than next lunation 618 length.
Length of current synodic month is 28 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 41 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠310.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠332.9°. 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 14 December 2049 at 11:17 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 December 2049 at 08:57 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 373 332 km (231 978 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 939 km (224 277 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 22 December 2049 at 10:13 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 January 2050 at 03:20 in ♉ Taurus.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 17:33 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-21.275°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠21.260° in its northern standstill point on 5 January 2050 at 16:08 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day on 24 December 2049 at 17:51 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.