Moon* ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 15 September 2050 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.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 ∠16° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1908".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2050 after 15 days on 30 September 2050 at 17:31.
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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 09:55, this is 13 days after last perigee on 1 September 2050 at 14:03 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 30 September 2050 at 00:42 in ♈ Aries.
This apogee Moon is 406 591 km (252 644 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2050. It is 1 183 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 118 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
9 days after its descending node on 5 September 2050 at 17:45 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 September 2050 at 06:06 in ♏ Scorpio.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 8 September 2050 at 11:34 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.027°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.906° in the next southern standstill on 23 September 2050 at 06:36 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.