Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 December 2044 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2044 | December 2044

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

Waxing Crescent 4% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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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 19 December 2044 at 08:53.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2045 after 12 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 556 / 1509

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 556 of Meeus index or 1509 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.81 days

Length of current 556 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 32 minutes. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 20:29, this is 15 days after last perigee on 6 December 2044 at 08:05 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 3 January 2045 at 19:25 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 406 354 km

This apogee Moon is 406 354 km (252 497 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2044. It is 946 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 355 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

10 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 3 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

23 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 southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 19 December 2044 at 04:38 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.031°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.069° in the next northern standstill on 2 January 2045 at 06:32 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 3 January 2045 at 10:20 in ♋ Cancer, 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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