Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 16 March 2044 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 13 March 2044 at 19:41.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1810" and ∠1928".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2044 after 26 days on 12 April 2044 at 09:39.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 546 of Meeus index or 1499 from Brown series.
Length of current 546 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 14 minutes. It is 2 hours and 58 minutes longer than next lunation 547 length.
Length of current synodic month is 30 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 33 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠272.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠304.8°. 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°).
8 days after point of perigee on 7 March 2044 at 20:36 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 March 2044 at 01:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 396 035 km (246 085 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 337 km (251 243 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 13 March 2044 at 13:10 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 March 2044 at 23:51 in ♓ Pisces.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 7 March 2044 at 16:53 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.650°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.641° in the next southern standstill on 21 March 2044 at 10:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 12 days on 29 March 2044 at 09:26 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.