Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 11 March 2044 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2044 | March 2044

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

Waxing Gibbous 94% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 94% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 6 March 2044 at 21:17.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1921"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1921" and ∠1931".

Worm Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2044 after 2 days on 13 March 2044 at 19:41.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 13 March 2044 at 19:41
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 21 March 2044 at 16:52
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 29 March 2044 at 09:26
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 5 April 2044 at 03:45

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 546 / 1499

The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 546 of Meeus index or 1499 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.55 days

Length of current 546 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 14 minutes. It is 2 hours and 58 minutes longer than next lunation 547 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 30 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 33 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠272.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠272.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠304.8°. 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°).

Moon after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 7 March 2044 at 20:36 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 March 2044 at 01:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 373 186 km

Moon is 373 186 km (231 887 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 337 km (251 243 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 29 February 2044 at 14:57 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 March 2044 at 13:10 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days after previous North standstill on 7 March 2044 at 16:53 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.650°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.641° in the next southern standstill on 21 March 2044 at 10:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 13 March 2044 at 19:41 in ♍ Virgo, 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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