Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 8 July 2044 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2044 | July 2044

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

Waxing Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 2 July 2044 at 04:48.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2044 after 1 day on 10 July 2044 at 06:22.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 10 July 2044 at 06:22
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 18 July 2044 at 02:47
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 24 July 2044 at 17:10
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 31 July 2044 at 17:40

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 550 / 1503

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 550 of Meeus index or 1503 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.28 days

Length of current 550 lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 46 minutes. It is 1 hour and 10 minutes shorter than next lunation 551 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 58 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 11 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠0.7°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠0.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠16°. 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 apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 20:57, this is 13 days after last perigee on 25 June 2044 at 09:26 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 23 July 2044 at 18:16 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 406 301 km

This apogee Moon is 406 301 km (252 464 mi) away from Earth. It is 893 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 408 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

8 days after its descending node on 30 June 2044 at 02:39 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 14 July 2044 at 16:24 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

20 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 in southern standstill

At 11:13 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.308°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.369° in its northern standstill point on 22 July 2044 at 09:09 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 10 July 2044 at 06:22 in ♑ Capricorn, 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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