New Moon on

Moon phase on 19 December 2044 Monday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.

Share this page: twitter facebook google+ linkedin

Moon phase for

Lunar calendar 2044 | December 2044

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The less than 1 day young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 19 December 2044 at 08:53 UTC.

Previous date | Moon Today | Next date

Moon phases for next 7 days

7 days ago | 7 days after

Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon is entering ♐ Sagittarius

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

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1776" and ∠1950".

Wolf Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2045 after 14 days on 3 January 2045 at 10:20.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

New lunation 556 / 1509

At 08:53 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 556 of Meeus index or 1509 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.81 days

29 days, 19 hours and 32 minutes is the length of new lunation 556. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2044. It is 6 minutes longer than next lunation 557 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 48 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 15 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠156.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠156.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠182.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon before apogee

13 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 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 December 2044 at 20:29 in ♑ Capricorn.

Previous perigeeNext apogee

Distance to Moon 403 604 km

Moon is 403 604 km (250 788 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 354 km (252 497 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days 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 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 December 2044 at 21:19 in ♒ Aquarius.

Previous nodeNext node

Draconic month

21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

PreviousCurrent draconic monthNext

Moon in southern standstill

At 04:38 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.031°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2044. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.069° in its northern standstill point on 2 January 2045 at 06:32 in ♊ Gemini.

Previous standstillNext standstill

Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

Previous syzygyNext syzygy

Share this page: twitter facebook google+ linkedin
Back to: Top of page