Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 8 February 2050 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 6 February 2050 at 20:47.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1945".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2050 after 28 days on 8 March 2050 at 15:23.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 619 of Meeus index or 1572 from Brown series.
Length of current 619 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 7 minutes. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 7 February 2050 at 06:32 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 February 2050 at 07:31 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 404 726 km (251 485 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 855 km (221 739 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 31 January 2050 at 04:35 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 14 February 2050 at 20:12 in ♏ Scorpio.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 1 February 2050 at 22:34 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.106°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.958° in the next southern standstill on 16 February 2050 at 15:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 13 days on 21 February 2050 at 15:03 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.