Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 May 2044 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2044 | May 2044

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

Waxing Crescent 3% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 27 May 2044 at 03:39.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1893".

Strawberry Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2044 after 13 days on 10 June 2044 at 15:16.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 25 June 2044 at 10:24

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 549 / 1502

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 549 of Meeus index or 1502 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.28 days

Length of current 549 lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 45 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2044. It is 1 minute shorter than next lunation 550 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 59 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 10 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠345.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠345.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠0.7°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 00:15, this is 12 days after last apogee on 15 May 2044 at 11:19 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 11 June 2044 at 18:31 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 358 408 km

This perigee Moon is 358 408 km (222 704 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 100 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 948 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

6 days after its ascending node on 21 May 2044 at 13:03 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 June 2044 at 00:16 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

6 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 in northern standstill

At 13:39 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.322°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.277° in its southern standstill point on 11 June 2044 at 06:08 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 10 June 2044 at 15:16 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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