Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 3 April 2044 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 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 ∠22° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1918".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2044 after 8 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 5 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 2 April 2044 at 02:16 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 17 April 2044 at 20:46 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 363 314 km (225 753 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 14 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 858 km (251 567 mi).
6 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 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 9 April 2044 at 20:15 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.
At 22:19 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.596°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.526° in its southern standstill point on 17 April 2044 at 18:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 8 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.