Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 11 December 2044 Sunday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2044 | December 2044

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 51% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 51% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 11 December 2044 at 14:52 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1928"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1928" and ∠1949".

Wolf Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2045 after 22 days on 3 January 2045 at 10:20.

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 555 / 1508

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 6 December 2044 at 08:05 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 December 2044 at 20:29 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 371 871 km

Moon is 371 871 km (231 070 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 354 km (252 497 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 10 December 2044 at 12:32 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 December 2044 at 21:19 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

13 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 after northern standstill

5 days after previous North standstill on 5 December 2044 at 19:56 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.056°. Next 7 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 7 days

After 7 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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