Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 21 February 2050 Monday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Pisces.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 first ∠1° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2050 after 15 days on 8 March 2050 at 15:23.
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 15:03 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 620 of Meeus index or 1573 from Brown series.
29 days, 9 hours and 37 minutes is the length of new lunation 620. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2050. It is 8 minutes shorter than next lunation 621 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 7 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 2 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠5.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠21.6°. 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 07:31, this is 14 days after last apogee on 7 February 2050 at 06:32 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 6 March 2050 at 08:19 in ♌ Leo.
This perigee Moon is 356 855 km (221 739 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2050. It is 5 653 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 430 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
6 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 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 February 2050 at 05:47 in ♉ Taurus.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 16 February 2050 at 15:15 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.958°. Next 7 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.