Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 October 2044 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2044 | October 2044

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

Waxing Crescent 7% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 7% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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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 20 October 2044 at 23:36.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1799"

Lunar disc appears visually 7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1799" and ∠1929".

Beaver Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2044 after 13 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 554 / 1507

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 554 of Meeus index or 1507 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

Length of current 554 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 21 minutes. It is 2 hours and 34 minutes shorter than next lunation 555 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 37 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 26 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠90.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠90.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠126.5°. 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 12 October 2044 at 15:35 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 October 2044 at 11:18 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 398 396 km

Moon is 398 396 km (247 552 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 571 km (251 389 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 17 October 2044 at 10:18 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 31 October 2044 at 17:08 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

19 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

11 days after previous North standstill on 12 October 2044 at 04:53 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.347°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.259° in the next southern standstill on 25 October 2044 at 15:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 5 November 2044 at 12:27 in ♉ Taurus, 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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