Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 9 April 2050 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 7 April 2050 at 08:12.
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 ∠15° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1844" and ∠1915".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2050 after 27 days on 6 May 2050 at 22:26.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 2 April 2050 at 21:09 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 18 April 2050 at 19:04 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 388 777 km (241 575 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 528 km (226 507 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 23:48 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 22 April 2050 at 19:31 in ♉ Taurus.
At 23:48 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
11 days after previous North standstill on 28 March 2050 at 12:55 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.614°. Next 2 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 11 days on 21 April 2050 at 10:25 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.