Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 16 November 2050 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 14 November 2050 at 13:41.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1859" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2050 after 12 days on 28 November 2050 at 15:09.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 629 of Meeus index or 1582 from Brown series.
Length of current 629 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 37 minutes. It is 1 hour and 57 minutes longer than next lunation 630 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 53 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 10 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠245°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠282.8°. 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°).
7 days after point of apogee on 9 November 2050 at 06:44 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 25 November 2050 at 05:46 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 385 653 km (239 634 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 851 km (227 951 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 13 November 2050 at 17:21 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 November 2050 at 21:02 in ♉ Taurus.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 17:54 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-19.791°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠19.809° in its northern standstill point on 29 November 2050 at 15:05 in ♊ Gemini.
After 12 days on 28 November 2050 at 15:09 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.