Moon* ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 16 August 2050 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 9 August 2050 at 16:48.
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 about ∠13° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1781" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2050 after 15 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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
12 days after point of perigee on 4 August 2050 at 05:06 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 19 August 2050 at 07:00 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 402 445 km (250 068 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 488 km (252 580 mi).
6 days after its descending node on 9 August 2050 at 15:07 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 August 2050 at 04:22 in ♏ Scorpio.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 12 August 2050 at 05:19 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.265°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.123° in the next southern standstill on 26 August 2050 at 23:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day 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.