Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 7 August 2044 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2044 | August 2044

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

Waxing Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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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 31 July 2044 at 17:40.

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 is entering ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1775"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1892".

Sturgeon Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2044 after 1 day on 8 August 2044 at 21:14.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 551 / 1504

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 551 of Meeus index or 1504 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.33 days

Length of current 551 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 56 minutes. It is 2 hours and 1 minute shorter than next lunation 552 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 49 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠16°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠16°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠34°. 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 after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 5 August 2044 at 05:22 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 20 August 2044 at 23:01 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 403 745 km

Moon is 403 745 km (250 876 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 698 km (225 370 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 27 July 2044 at 09:02 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 August 2044 at 20:20 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

23 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 after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 4 August 2044 at 16:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.410°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.458° in the next northern standstill on 18 August 2044 at 17:17 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 8 August 2044 at 21:14 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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