Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 19 April 2044 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2044 | April 2044

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

Waning Gibbous 59% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 59% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

7 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 7 days on 12 April 2044 at 09:39.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1775"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1910".

Pink Moon before 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2044 after 22 days on 12 May 2044 at 00:16.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 20 April 2044 at 11:48
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 27 April 2044 at 19:42
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 4 May 2044 at 10:28
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 12 May 2044 at 00:16

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 547 / 1500

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 547 of Meeus index or 1500 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

Length of current 547 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 16 minutes. It is 2 hours and 19 minutes longer than next lunation 548 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 28 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 41 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠304.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠304.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠328.1°. 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 17 April 2044 at 20:46 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 29 April 2044 at 18:30 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 403 722 km

Moon is 403 722 km (250 861 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 200 km (225 061 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 9 April 2044 at 20:15 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 April 2044 at 08:06 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

22 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 17 April 2044 at 18:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.526°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.450° in the next northern standstill on 1 May 2044 at 05:01 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 27 April 2044 at 19:42 in ♉ Taurus, 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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