Moon ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 30 September 2050 Friday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1916".
The Full Moon this days is the Harvest of September 2050.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 00:42, this is 14 days after last apogee on 15 September 2050 at 09:55 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 12 October 2050 at 15:51 in ♍ Virgo.
This perigee Moon is 357 710 km (222 271 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 798 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 646 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
10 days 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 October 2050 at 00:50 in ♉ Taurus.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 23 September 2050 at 06:36 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.906°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.840° in the next northern standstill on 5 October 2050 at 19:06 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.