Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 January 2044 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2044 | January 2044

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

Waning Crescent 27% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 27% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 21 January 2044 at 23:47.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon is entering ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1771"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1949".

Snow Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2044 after 19 days on 13 February 2044 at 06:42.

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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before apogee

11 days after point of perigee on 13 January 2044 at 09:08 in ♋ Cancer. 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 25 January 2044 at 09:32 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 404 773 km

Moon is 404 773 km (251 514 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 544 km (251 993 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 18 January 2044 at 19:49 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 February 2044 at 08:49 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

18 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 before southern standstill

11 days after previous North standstill on 13 January 2044 at 02:29 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.453°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.503° in the next southern standstill on 26 January 2044 at 18:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 30 January 2044 at 04:04 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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