Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 22 February 2044 Monday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 20 February 2044 at 20:20.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2044 after 20 days on 13 March 2044 at 19:41.
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.
The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 05:18, this is 11 days after last perigee on 10 February 2044 at 10:42 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 7 March 2044 at 20:36 in ♊ Gemini.
This apogee Moon is 404 628 km (251 424 mi) away from Earth. It is 780 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 081 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
7 days after its descending node on 15 February 2044 at 03:48 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 29 February 2044 at 14:57 in ♓ Pisces.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
13 days after previous North standstill on 9 February 2044 at 10:49 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.576°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.625° in the next southern standstill on 23 February 2044 at 02:17 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 days on 28 February 2044 at 20:12 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.