Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 28 August 2050 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 25 August 2050 at 14:56.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1918" and ∠1900".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2050 after 3 days on 1 September 2050 at 09:30.
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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 19 August 2050 at 07:00 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 September 2050 at 14:03 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 373 660 km (232 182 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 897 km (221 766 mi).
4 days after its ascending node on 24 August 2050 at 04:22 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 September 2050 at 17:45 in ♉ Taurus.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 26 August 2050 at 23:28 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.123°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.027° in the next northern standstill on 8 September 2050 at 11:34 in ♊ Gemini.
After 3 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.