Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 6 May 2044 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2044 | May 2044

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

Waxing Gibbous 72% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 72% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 4 May 2044 at 10:28.

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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1897"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1897" and ∠1901".

Flower Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2044 after 5 days on 12 May 2044 at 00:16.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 12 May 2044 at 00:16
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 20 May 2044 at 04:02
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 27 May 2044 at 03:39
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 2 June 2044 at 18:33

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 548 / 1501

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 548 of Meeus index or 1501 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.33 days

Length of current 548 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 57 minutes. It is 1 hour and 12 minutes longer than next lunation 549 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 47 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 22 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠328.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠328.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠345.6°. 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 after perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 29 April 2044 at 18:30 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 15 May 2044 at 11:19 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 377 754 km

Moon is 377 754 km (234 725 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 736 km (252 113 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♍ Virgo at 23:24 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 15 days to meet ascending node on 21 May 2044 at 13:03 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

5 days after previous North standstill on 1 May 2044 at 05:01 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.450°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.366° in the next southern standstill on 15 May 2044 at 00:44 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 12 May 2044 at 00:16 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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