Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 18 April 2050 Monday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 14 April 2050 at 18:24.
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 ∠19° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1910".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2050 after 18 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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 perigee on this date at 19:04, this is 15 days after last apogee on 2 April 2050 at 21:09 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 30 April 2050 at 15:11 in ♌ Leo.
This perigee Moon is 364 528 km (226 507 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 020 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 5 828 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
8 days after its ascending node on 9 April 2050 at 23:48 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 22 April 2050 at 19:31 in ♉ Taurus.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 12 April 2050 at 03:28 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.531°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.497° in the next northern standstill on 24 April 2050 at 21:53 in ♊ Gemini.
After 2 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.