Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 4 August 2050 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 3 August 2050 at 02:20.
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 first ∠2° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2050 after 27 days on 1 September 2050 at 09:30.
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 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 perigee on this date at 05:06, this is 12 days after last apogee on 22 July 2050 at 20:27 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 19 August 2050 at 07:00 in ♍ Virgo.
This perigee Moon is 358 975 km (223 057 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 533 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 381 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
7 days after its ascending node on 28 July 2050 at 02:39 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 9 August 2050 at 15:07 in ♉ Taurus.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 30 July 2050 at 14:00 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.346°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.265° in the next northern standstill on 12 August 2050 at 05:19 in ♊ Gemini.
After 12 days on 17 August 2050 at 11:47 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.