Moon ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 28 October 2050 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 23 October 2050 at 12:10.
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 ∠13° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1932".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2050 after 1 day on 30 October 2050 at 03:16.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 628 of Meeus index or 1581 from Brown series.
Length of current 628 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 53 minutes. It is 1 hour and 16 minutes longer than next lunation 629 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 9 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 54 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠212°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠245°. 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 09:08, this is 15 days after last apogee on 12 October 2050 at 15:51 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 9 November 2050 at 06:44 in ♍ Virgo.
This perigee Moon is 361 380 km (224 551 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 128 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 976 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
11 days after its ascending node on 17 October 2050 at 10:24 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 30 October 2050 at 11:12 in ♉ Taurus.
11 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 20 October 2050 at 12:04 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.790°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.778° in the next northern standstill on 2 November 2050 at 04:32 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day on 30 October 2050 at 03:16 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.