Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 18 January 2050 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 16 January 2050 at 06:17.
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 ∠25° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1881" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2050 after 19 days on 6 February 2050 at 20:47.
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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
7 days after point of apogee on 11 January 2050 at 02:36 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 January 2050 at 18:50 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 381 054 km (236 776 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 295 km (222 013 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 17:33 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 31 January 2050 at 04:35 in ♉ Taurus.
At 17:33 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
12 days after previous North standstill on 5 January 2050 at 16:08 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.260°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.179° in the next southern standstill on 20 January 2050 at 05:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 4 days on 23 January 2050 at 04:57 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.