Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 30 April 2050 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 28 April 2050 at 22:08.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1904".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2050 after 6 days on 6 May 2050 at 22:26.
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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 15:11, this is 11 days after last perigee on 18 April 2050 at 19:04 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 15 May 2050 at 15:45 in ♓ Pisces.
This apogee Moon is 404 600 km (251 407 mi) away from Earth. It is 808 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 109 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
7 days after its descending node on 22 April 2050 at 19:31 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 May 2050 at 06:21 in ♏ Scorpio.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 24 April 2050 at 21:53 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.497°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.489° in the next southern standstill on 9 May 2050 at 09:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 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.