Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 July 2044 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2044 | July 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 ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 18 July 2044 at 02:47.

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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1889".

Sturgeon Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2044 after 16 days on 8 August 2044 at 21:14.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 24 July 2044 at 17:10
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 31 July 2044 at 17:40
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 8 August 2044 at 21:14
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 16 August 2044 at 10:03

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

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 18:16, this is 14 days after last apogee on 8 July 2044 at 20:57 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 5 August 2044 at 05:22 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 358 737 km

This perigee Moon is 358 737 km (222 909 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 771 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 619 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

8 days after its ascending node on 14 July 2044 at 16:24 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 July 2044 at 09:02 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

8 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 after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 22 July 2044 at 09:09 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.369°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.410° in the next southern standstill on 4 August 2044 at 16:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 24 July 2044 at 17:10 in ♋ Cancer, 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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