Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 20 March 2050 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 16 March 2050 at 10:08.
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 ∠25° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2050 after 17 days on 7 April 2050 at 08:12.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
14 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 March 2050 at 17:48 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 363 308 km (225 749 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 625 km (223 461 mi).
6 days 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 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 March 2050 at 10:48 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 15 March 2050 at 22:17 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.702°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.614° in the next northern standstill on 28 March 2050 at 12:55 in ♊ Gemini.
After 2 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.