Quarter ♓ Pisces
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 47% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 27 November 2044 at 19:36 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1794" and ∠1945".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2044 after 7 days on 4 December 2044 at 23:34.
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.
The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 555 of Meeus index or 1508 from Brown series.
Length of current 555 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 55 minutes. It is 1 hour and 37 minutes shorter than next lunation 556 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 11 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 52 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠126.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠156.9°. 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 24 November 2044 at 06:42 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 December 2044 at 08:05 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 399 582 km (248 289 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 749 km (223 538 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 20:02 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 10 December 2044 at 12:32 in ♍ Virgo.
At 20:02 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
5 days after previous South standstill on 21 November 2044 at 22:50 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.089°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.056° in the next northern standstill on 5 December 2044 at 19:56 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 4 December 2044 at 23:34 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.