Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 6 July 2050 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 4 July 2050 at 18:51.
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 ∠8° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1959" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2050 after 27 days on 3 August 2050 at 02:20.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 624 of Meeus index or 1577 from Brown series.
Length of current 624 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 55 minutes. It is 1 hour and 36 minutes shorter than next lunation 625 length.
Length of current synodic month is 11 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 52 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠104.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠137°. 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°).
11 days after point of apogee on 25 June 2050 at 04:29 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 July 2050 at 02:25 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 365 958 km (227 396 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 256 km (225 717 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 30 June 2050 at 22:15 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 July 2050 at 14:19 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 3 July 2050 at 03:14 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.482°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.446° in the next northern standstill on 15 July 2050 at 23:05 in ♊ Gemini.
After 12 days on 18 July 2050 at 21:17 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.