Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 31 December 2050 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 28 December 2050 at 05:15.
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 about ∠19° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1792" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2051 after 26 days on 26 January 2051 at 21:20.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 630 of Meeus index or 1583 from Brown series.
Length of current 630 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 40 minutes. It is 1 hour and 57 minutes longer than next lunation 631 length.
Length of current synodic month is 56 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 7 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠282.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠313.4°. 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 20 December 2050 at 16:49 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 4 January 2051 at 00:04 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 400 027 km (248 565 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 452 km (251 315 mi).
7 days after its descending node on 24 December 2050 at 02:37 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 January 2051 at 05:43 in ♏ Scorpio.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 27 December 2050 at 00:57 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.815°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.761° in the next southern standstill on 10 January 2051 at 12:25 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 12 days on 12 January 2051 at 18:58 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.