Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 22 April 2050 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 21 April 2050 at 10:25.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1896" and ∠1908".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2050 after 14 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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 622 of Meeus index or 1575 from Brown series.
Length of current 622 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 25 minutes. It is 1 hour and 6 minutes shorter than next lunation 623 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 19 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 50 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠41.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠69.6°. 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 18 April 2050 at 19:04 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 30 April 2050 at 15:11 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 378 037 km (234 901 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 600 km (251 407 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♉ Taurus at 19:31 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 7 May 2050 at 06:21 in ♏ Scorpio.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 12 April 2050 at 03:28 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.531°. Next 2 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 14 days on 6 May 2050 at 22:26 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.