Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 18 August 2050 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 17 August 2050 at 11:47.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2050 after 13 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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 626 of Meeus index or 1579 from Brown series.
Length of current 626 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 2 minutes. 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°).
14 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 405 349 km (251 872 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).
8 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 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 August 2050 at 04:22 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 12 August 2050 at 05:19 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.265°. Next 8 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 13 days on 1 September 2050 at 09:30 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.