Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 January 2044 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2044 | January 2044

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 9% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 9% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 31 December 2043 at 09:48.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1823"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1823" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2044 after 11 days on 14 January 2044 at 18:51.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 544 / 1497

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 544 of Meeus index or 1497 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.76 days

Length of current 544 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 16 minutes. It is 2 hours and 8 minutes longer than next lunation 545 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 32 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 31 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠204.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠204.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠235.6°. 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 after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 28 December 2043 at 19:33 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 13 January 2044 at 09:08 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 393 211 km

Moon is 393 211 km (244 330 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 906 km (223 635 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 22 December 2043 at 16:01 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 January 2044 at 06:50 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

3 days after previous South standstill on 30 December 2043 at 12:51 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.400°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.453° in the next northern standstill on 13 January 2044 at 02:29 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 14 January 2044 at 18:51 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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