Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 August 2044 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2044 | August 2044

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

Waning Crescent 27% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 27% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 16 August 2044 at 10:03.

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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1970"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1896".

Harvest Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2044 after 19 days on 7 September 2044 at 11:24.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 551 / 1504

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before perigee

13 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 2 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 363 933 km

Moon is 363 933 km (226 137 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 698 km (225 370 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after its ascending node on 10 August 2044 at 20:20 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 23 August 2044 at 18:33 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

7 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 17:17 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.458°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.478° in its southern standstill point on 31 August 2044 at 23:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 23 August 2044 at 01:06 in ♍ Virgo, 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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