Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 24 March 2050 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 23 March 2050 at 00:41.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1928" and ∠1924".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2050 after 13 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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 621 of Meeus index or 1574 from Brown series.
Length of current 621 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 45 minutes. It is 40 minutes shorter than next lunation 622 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 59 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 10 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠21.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠41.9°. 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 21 March 2050 at 17:48 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 2 April 2050 at 21:09 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 371 865 km (231 066 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 540 km (251 991 mi).
10 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 March 2050 at 10:48 in ♉ Taurus.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 15 March 2050 at 22:17 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.702°. Next 4 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 13 days on 7 April 2050 at 08:12 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.