Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 8 September 2044 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 15 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2044 | September 2044

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

Waning Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and getting smaller. The 15 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 7 September 2044 at 11:24.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♈ Aries later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1847"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1847" and ∠1905".

Harvest Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2044 after 28 days on 7 October 2044 at 00:30.

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 552 / 1505

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 after apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 1 September 2044 at 20:26 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 September 2044 at 12:14 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 388 045 km

Moon is 388 045 km (241 120 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 771 km (228 522 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 7 September 2044 at 03:06 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 September 2044 at 04:05 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

1 day 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 before northern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 31 August 2044 at 23:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.478°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.463° in the next northern standstill on 14 September 2044 at 23:32 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 21 September 2044 at 11:03 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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