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Moon phase on 22 March 2044 Tuesday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2044 | March 2044

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 43% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 43% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 21 March 2044 at 16:52 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1773"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1925".

Pink Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2044 after 20 days on 12 April 2044 at 09:39.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 29 March 2044 at 09:26
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 5 April 2044 at 03:45
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 12 April 2044 at 09:39
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 20 April 2044 at 11:48

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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last 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 apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 21 March 2044 at 01:56 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 2 April 2044 at 02:16 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 404 351 km

Moon is 404 351 km (251 252 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 395 km (228 289 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after its descending node on 13 March 2044 at 13:10 in ♍ Virgo, 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 27 March 2044 at 23:51 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

21 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

1 day after previous South standstill on 21 March 2044 at 10:24 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.641°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.596° in the next northern standstill on 3 April 2044 at 22:19 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 29 March 2044 at 09:26 in ♈ Aries, 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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