Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 26 December 2049 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 24 December 2049 at 17:51.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2050 after 12 days on 8 January 2050 at 01:39.
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.
The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 618 of Meeus index or 1571 from Brown series.
Length of current 618 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 5 minutes. It is 58 minutes longer than next lunation 619 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 39 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 30 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠332.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠350.1°. 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 is reaching point of perigee on this date at 08:57, this is 11 days after last apogee on 14 December 2049 at 11:17 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 11 January 2050 at 02:36 in ♌ Leo.
This perigee Moon is 360 939 km (224 277 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 569 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 9 417 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
4 days 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 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 January 2050 at 03:20 in ♉ Taurus.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 23 December 2049 at 17:33 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.275°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.260° in the next northern standstill on 5 January 2050 at 16:08 in ♊ Gemini.
After 12 days on 8 January 2050 at 01:39 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.