Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 May 2044 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2044 | May 2044

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

Waning Crescent 37% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 37% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 20 May 2044 at 04:02.

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 ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1848"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1848" and ∠1895".

Strawberry Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2044 after 20 days on 10 June 2044 at 15:16.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 27 May 2044 at 03:39
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 2 June 2044 at 18:33
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 10 June 2044 at 15:16
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 18 June 2044 at 17:00

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 548 / 1501

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 15 May 2044 at 11:19 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 May 2044 at 00:15 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 387 962 km

Moon is 387 962 km (241 068 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 408 km (222 704 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 13:03 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 3 June 2044 at 00:16 in ♍ Virgo.

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New draconic month

At 13:03 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after southern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 15 May 2044 at 00:44 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.366°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.322° in the next northern standstill on 28 May 2044 at 13:39 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 27 May 2044 at 03:39 in ♊ Gemini, 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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