Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 23 January 2050 Sunday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2050 after 14 days on 6 February 2050 at 20:47.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 04:57 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 619 of Meeus index or 1572 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 7 minutes is the length of new lunation 619. It is 30 minutes longer than next lunation 620 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 38 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 32 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠350.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠5.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 18:50, this is 12 days after last apogee on 11 January 2050 at 02:36 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 7 February 2050 at 06:32 in ♌ Leo.
This perigee Moon is 357 295 km (222 013 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 213 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 061 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
4 days after its ascending node on 18 January 2050 at 17:33 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 31 January 2050 at 04:35 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.
3 days after previous South standstill on 20 January 2050 at 05:15 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.179°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.106° in the next northern standstill on 1 February 2050 at 22:34 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.