Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 December 2044 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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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 22% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 22% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♓ Pisces later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1786"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1786" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2045 after 9 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 4 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 after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 21 December 2044 at 20:29 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 January 2045 at 19:25 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 401 373 km

Moon is 401 373 km (249 402 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 773 km (221 688 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 21:19 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 6 January 2045 at 16:49 in ♌ Leo.

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New draconic month

At 21:19 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 19 December 2044 at 04:38 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.031°. Next 8 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 9 days

After 9 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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