Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 17 June 2050 Friday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 12 June 2050 at 04:39.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1874" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2050 after 17 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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
7 days after point of perigee on 9 June 2050 at 18:25 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 25 June 2050 at 04:29 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 382 498 km (237 673 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 736 km (251 491 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 16 June 2050 at 11:27 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 30 June 2050 at 22:15 in ♏ Scorpio.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 5 June 2050 at 17:07 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.508°. Next day 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 1 day 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.