Quarter* ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 5 December 2050 Monday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 57% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 6 December 2050 at 06:27 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2050 after 22 days on 28 December 2050 at 05:15.
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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last 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°).
10 days after point of perigee on 25 November 2050 at 05:46 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 December 2050 at 02:39 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 404 034 km (251 055 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 411 km (251 289 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 26 November 2050 at 21:02 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 December 2050 at 00:42 in ♏ Scorpio.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 29 November 2050 at 15:05 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.809°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.822° in the next southern standstill on 14 December 2050 at 02:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 8 days on 14 December 2050 at 05:18 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.