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Moon phase on 30 August 2044 Tuesday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2044 | August 2044

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 51% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 51% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 30 August 2044 at 09:18 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1782"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1782" and ∠1901".

Harvest Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2044 after 7 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 552 / 1505

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 552 of Meeus index or 1505 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

Length of current 552 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 57 minutes. It is 2 hours and 36 minutes shorter than next lunation 553 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 47 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 22 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠34°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠34°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠57.9°. 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 apogee

9 days after point of perigee on 20 August 2044 at 23:01 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 September 2044 at 20:26 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 402 140 km

Moon is 402 140 km (249 878 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 738 km (251 493 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 23 August 2044 at 18:33 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 September 2044 at 03:06 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

19 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 before southern standstill

11 days after previous North standstill on 18 August 2044 at 17:17 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.458°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.478° in the next southern standstill on 31 August 2044 at 23:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 7 September 2044 at 11:24 in ♓ Pisces, 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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