Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 2 April 2050 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 30 March 2050 at 04:17.
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 ∠19° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1919".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2050 after 4 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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 21:09, this is 12 days after last perigee on 21 March 2050 at 17:48 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 18 April 2050 at 19:04 in ♓ Pisces.
This apogee Moon is 405 540 km (251 991 mi) away from Earth. It is 132 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 169 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
7 days after its descending node on 26 March 2050 at 10:48 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 9 April 2050 at 23:48 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.
4 days after previous North standstill on 28 March 2050 at 12:55 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.614°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.531° in the next southern standstill on 12 April 2050 at 03:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 4 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.