Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 17 August 2050 Wednesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2050 after 14 days on 1 September 2050 at 09:30.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 11:47 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 626 of Meeus index or 1579 from Brown series.
29 days, 16 hours and 2 minutes is the length of new lunation 626. It is 57 minutes shorter than next lunation 627 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 45 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠163.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠186.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
13 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 day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 19 August 2050 at 07:00 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 404 346 km (251 249 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 488 km (252 580 mi).
7 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 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 August 2050 at 04:22 in ♏ Scorpio.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 12 August 2050 at 05:19 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.265°. Next 9 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.