Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 6 March 2050 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 28 February 2050 at 11:29.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1934".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2050 after 2 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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 620 of Meeus index or 1573 from Brown series.
Length of current 620 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 37 minutes. 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 apogee on this date at 08:19, this is 13 days after last perigee on 21 February 2050 at 07:31 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 21 March 2050 at 17:48 in ♓ Pisces.
This apogee Moon is 406 338 km (252 487 mi) away from Earth. It is 930 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 371 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
7 days after its descending node on 27 February 2050 at 05:47 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 March 2050 at 20:52 in ♏ Scorpio.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 1 March 2050 at 05:11 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.850°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.702° in the next southern standstill on 15 March 2050 at 22:17 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 days on 8 March 2050 at 15:23 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.