Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 13 March 2050 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 8 March 2050 at 15:23.
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 ∠18° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1854" and ∠1930".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2050 after 24 days on 7 April 2050 at 08:12.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
7 days after point of apogee on 6 March 2050 at 08:19 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 March 2050 at 17:48 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 386 554 km (240 194 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 625 km (223 461 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 20:52 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 26 March 2050 at 10:48 in ♉ Taurus.
At 20:52 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
12 days after previous North standstill on 1 March 2050 at 05:11 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.850°. Next 2 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 9 days on 23 March 2050 at 00:41 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.