Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 21 May 2050 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1862" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2050 after 14 days on 5 June 2050 at 09:51.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 20:51 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 623 of Meeus index or 1576 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 31 minutes is the length of new lunation 623. It is 1 hour and 24 minutes shorter than next lunation 624 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 13 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 56 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠69.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠104.1°. 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 15 May 2050 at 15:45 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 May 2050 at 10:12 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 384 958 km (239 202 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 241 km (251 184 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 20 May 2050 at 04:46 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 3 June 2050 at 14:47 in ♏ Scorpio.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 9 May 2050 at 09:11 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.489°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.496° in the next northern standstill on 22 May 2050 at 07:13 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.