Moon* ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 13 January 2044 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 8 January 2044 at 04:02.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2044 after 1 day on 14 January 2044 at 18:51.
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.
The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 544 of Meeus index or 1497 from Brown series.
Length of current 544 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 16 minutes. It is 2 hours and 8 minutes longer than next lunation 545 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 32 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 31 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠204.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠235.6°. 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 is reaching point of perigee on this date at 09:08, this is 15 days after last apogee on 28 December 2043 at 19:33 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 25 January 2044 at 09:32 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 359 906 km (223 635 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 602 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 450 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
7 days after its ascending node on 6 January 2044 at 06:50 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 January 2044 at 19:49 in ♍ Virgo.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 02:29 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.453°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.503° in its southern standstill point on 26 January 2044 at 18:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day on 14 January 2044 at 18:51 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.