Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 September 2044 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2044 | September 2044

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

Waxing Crescent 5% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 21 September 2044 at 11:03.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♏ Scorpio later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1846"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1846" and ∠1913".

Hunter Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2044 after 13 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 553 / 1506

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 553 of Meeus index or 1506 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.52 days

Length of current 553 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 33 minutes. It is 2 hours and 48 minutes shorter than next lunation 554 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 11 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 58 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠57.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠57.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠90.4°. 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

5 days 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 6 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 388 200 km

Moon is 388 200 km (241 216 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 238 km (251 182 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 20 September 2044 at 04:05 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 October 2044 at 10:56 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

16 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

8 days after previous North standstill on 14 September 2044 at 23:32 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.463°. Next 4 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 13 days

After 13 days on 7 October 2044 at 00:30 in ♈ Aries, 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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