Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 September 2044 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 7 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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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 44% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 44% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

7 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 7 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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1771"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1916".

Hunter Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2044 after 8 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 7 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 before apogee

10 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 day, 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 404 743 km

Moon is 404 743 km (251 496 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 238 km (251 182 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 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 5 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

21 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 in southern standstill

At 07:55 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.424°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.347° in its northern standstill point on 12 October 2044 at 04:53 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 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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