Moon* ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 20 February 2050 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 14 February 2050 at 22:10.
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 ∠16° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2050 after 16 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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
13 days 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 February 2050 at 07:31 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 363 458 km (225 842 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 855 km (221 739 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 14 February 2050 at 20:12 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 February 2050 at 05:47 in ♉ Taurus.
5 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 16 February 2050 at 15:15 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.958°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.850° in the next northern standstill on 1 March 2050 at 05:11 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day 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.