Quarter* ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 15 March 2050 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 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 ∠14° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1901" and ∠1929".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2050 after 22 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 21 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°).
9 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 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 March 2050 at 17:48 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 377 090 km (234 313 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 625 km (223 461 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 13 March 2050 at 20:52 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 March 2050 at 10:48 in ♉ Taurus.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 22:17 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-20.702°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠20.614° in its northern standstill point on 28 March 2050 at 12:55 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 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.