Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 2 April 2044 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 29 March 2044 at 09:26.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1919".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2044 after 9 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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 547 of Meeus index or 1500 from Brown series.
Length of current 547 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 16 minutes. It is 2 hours and 19 minutes longer than next lunation 548 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 28 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 41 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠304.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠328.1°. 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 02:16, this is 12 days after last apogee on 21 March 2044 at 01:56 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 17 April 2044 at 20:46 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 367 395 km (228 289 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 887 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 2 961 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
5 days after its ascending node on 27 March 2044 at 23:51 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 9 April 2044 at 20:15 in ♍ Virgo.
5 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 21 March 2044 at 10:24 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.641°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.596° in the next northern standstill on 3 April 2044 at 22:19 in ♊ Gemini.
After 9 days on 12 April 2044 at 09:39 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.