Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 2 October 2050 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 30 September 2050 at 17:31.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1942" and ∠1918".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2050 after 27 days on 30 October 2050 at 03:16.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 30 September 2050 at 00:42 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 October 2050 at 15:51 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 369 017 km (229 297 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 050 km (252 308 mi).
12 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 October 2050 at 00:50 in ♉ Taurus.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 23 September 2050 at 06:36 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.906°. Next 3 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.
After 13 days on 15 October 2050 at 20:48 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.