Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 19 September 2044 Monday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2044 | September 2044

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

Waning Crescent 5% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 14 September 2044 at 15:58.

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 is entering ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1937"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1937" and ∠1911".

Hunter Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2044 after 17 days on 7 October 2044 at 00:30.

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

1 day after point of perigee on 17 September 2044 at 12:14 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 September 2044 at 15:06 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 369 974 km

Moon is 369 974 km (229 891 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 238 km (251 182 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days 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 day, 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

12 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

4 days after previous North standstill on 14 September 2044 at 23:32 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.463°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.424° in the next southern standstill on 28 September 2044 at 07:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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