Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 9 June 2050 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 5 June 2050 at 09:51.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2050 after 25 days on 4 July 2050 at 18:51.
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 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 623 of Meeus index or 1576 from Brown series.
Length of current 623 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 31 minutes. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 18:25, this is 12 days after last apogee on 28 May 2050 at 10:12 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 25 June 2050 at 04:29 in ♍ Virgo.
This perigee Moon is 368 158 km (228 763 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 650 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 2 198 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
5 days after its ascending node on 3 June 2050 at 14:47 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 16 June 2050 at 11:27 in ♉ Taurus.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 5 June 2050 at 17:07 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.508°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.513° in the next northern standstill on 18 June 2050 at 15:49 in ♊ Gemini.
After 9 days on 19 June 2050 at 08:22 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.