Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 26 April 2044 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2044 | April 2044

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

Waning Crescent 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 20 April 2044 at 11:48.

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 in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1910"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1910" and ∠1906".

Flower Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2044 after 15 days on 12 May 2044 at 00:16.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 20 May 2044 at 04:02

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

8 days 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 3 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 375 286 km

Moon is 375 286 km (233 192 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 200 km (225 061 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 24 April 2044 at 08:06 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 6 May 2044 at 23:24 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

2 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 before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 17 April 2044 at 18:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.526°. Next 4 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 1 day

After 1 day 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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