Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 5 January 2050 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 31 December 2049 at 08:53.
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 is passing about ∠17° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1821" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2050 after 2 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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
10 days after point of perigee on 26 December 2049 at 08:57 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 11 January 2050 at 02:36 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 393 705 km (244 637 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 128 km (252 356 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 4 January 2050 at 03:20 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 January 2050 at 17:33 in ♏ Scorpio.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 16:08 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠21.260°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2050. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-21.179° in its southern standstill point on 20 January 2050 at 05:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 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.