Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 14 April 2044 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2044 | April 2044

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 96% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 12 April 2044 at 09:39.

Moonrise and moonset

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.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1788"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1788" and ∠1912".

Pink Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2044 after 27 days on 12 May 2044 at 00:16.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 20 April 2044 at 11:48
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 27 April 2044 at 19:42
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 4 May 2044 at 10:28
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 12 May 2044 at 00:16

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 547 / 1500

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 547 of Meeus index or 1500 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 16 minutes. It is 2 hours and 19 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°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 28 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 41 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠304.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠304.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠328.1°.

Moon before perigee

12 days after point of perigee on 2 April 2044 at 02:16 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 17 April 2044 at 20:46 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 400 936 km

The Moon is 400 936 km (249 130 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 858 km (251 567 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 9 April 2044 at 20:15 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 24 April 2044 at 08:06 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

10 days since the previous standstill on 3 April 2044 at 22:19 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.596°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.526° at the point of next southern standstill on 17 April 2044 at 18:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 27 April 2044 at 19:42 in ♉ Taurus 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.

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