Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 7 May 2050 Saturday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1855" and ∠1901".
The Full Moon this days is the Flower of May 2050.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 30 April 2050 at 15:11 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 May 2050 at 15:45 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 386 380 km (240 085 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 166 km (229 389 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 06:21 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 20 May 2050 at 04:46 in ♉ Taurus.
At 06:21 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
12 days after previous North standstill on 24 April 2050 at 21:53 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.497°. Next day 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.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.