Crescent ♑ Capricorn
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.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 8 minutes. It is 2 hours and 54 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 24 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 39 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠235.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠272.5°.
Moon is at apogee at 05:18. It is 11 days after previous perigee on 10 February 2044 at 10:42 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 14 days, until 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 further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 081 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
7 days after descending node on 15 February 2044 at 03:48 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 29 February 2044 at 14:57 in ♓ Pisces.
20 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
13 days since the previous standstill on 9 February 2044 at 10:49 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.576°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-28.625° at the point of next southern standstill on 23 February 2044 at 02:17 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 6 days on 28 February 2044 at 20:12 in ♓ Pisces the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.