Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 6 December 2044 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2044 | December 2044

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

Waning Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 4 December 2044 at 23:34.

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 in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1969"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1948".

Cold Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2045 after 27 days on 3 January 2045 at 10:20.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 555 / 1508

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 555 of Meeus index or 1508 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.75 days

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.

Lunation length longer than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠126.5°

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°).

Moon in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 08:05, this is 12 days after last apogee on 24 November 2044 at 06:42 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 21 December 2044 at 20:29 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 359 749 km

This perigee Moon is 359 749 km (223 538 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 759 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 607 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

8 days after its ascending node on 27 November 2044 at 20:02 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 10 December 2044 at 12:32 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 after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 5 December 2044 at 19:56 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.056°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.031° in the next southern standstill on 19 December 2044 at 04:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 19 December 2044 at 08:53 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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