Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 8 February 2044 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 6 February 2044 at 13:46.
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 ∠15° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1945".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2044 after 4 days on 13 February 2044 at 06:42.
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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 545 of Meeus index or 1498 from Brown series.
Length of current 545 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 8 minutes. It is 2 hours and 54 minutes longer than next lunation 546 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 24 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 39 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠235.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠272.5°. 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°).
14 days after point of apogee on 25 January 2044 at 09:32 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 February 2044 at 10:42 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 363 319 km (225 756 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 312 km (226 994 mi).
6 days after its ascending node on 2 February 2044 at 08:49 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 February 2044 at 03:48 in ♍ Virgo.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 26 January 2044 at 18:54 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.503°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.576° in the next northern standstill on 9 February 2044 at 10:49 in ♊ Gemini.
After 4 days on 13 February 2044 at 06:42 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.