Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 22 July 2050 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 18 July 2050 at 21:17.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2050 after 11 days on 3 August 2050 at 02:20.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 625 of Meeus index or 1578 from Brown series.
Length of current 625 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 31 minutes. It is 1 hour and 31 minutes shorter than next lunation 626 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 47 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 16 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠137°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠163.4°. 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 apogee on this date at 20:27, this is 15 days after last perigee on 7 July 2050 at 02:25 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 4 August 2050 at 05:06 in ♒ Aquarius.
This apogee Moon is 405 717 km (252 101 mi) away from Earth. It is 309 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 992 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
8 days after its descending node on 13 July 2050 at 14:19 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 July 2050 at 02:39 in ♏ Scorpio.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 15 July 2050 at 23:05 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.446°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.346° in the next southern standstill on 30 July 2050 at 14:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 11 days on 3 August 2050 at 02:20 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.