Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 21 September 2050 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 16 September 2050 at 03:49.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1836" and ∠1912".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2050 after 9 days on 30 September 2050 at 17:31.
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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 627 of Meeus index or 1580 from Brown series.
Length of current 627 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 59 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2050. It is 6 minutes longer than next lunation 628 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 15 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 48 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠186.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠212°. 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 15 September 2050 at 09:55 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 September 2050 at 00:42 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 390 430 km (242 602 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 710 km (222 271 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 20 September 2050 at 06:06 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 October 2050 at 00:50 in ♉ Taurus.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
13 days after previous North standstill on 8 September 2050 at 11:34 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.027°. Next day 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.
After 9 days on 30 September 2050 at 17:31 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.