Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 12 October 2044 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2044 | October 2044

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

Waning Gibbous 66% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 66% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 7 October 2044 at 00:30.

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 is entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1970"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1923".

Hunter Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2044 after 24 days on 5 November 2044 at 12:27.

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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 15:35, this is 13 days after last apogee on 29 September 2044 at 15:06 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 27 October 2044 at 11:18 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 369 711 km

This perigee Moon is 369 711 km (229 728 mi) away from Earth. It is 7 203 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 645 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

8 days after its ascending node on 4 October 2044 at 10:56 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 October 2044 at 10:18 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

8 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 in northern standstill

At 04:53 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.347°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.259° in its southern standstill point on 25 October 2044 at 15:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 20 October 2044 at 23:36 in ♎ Libra, 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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