Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 18 April 2044 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 12 April 2044 at 09:39.
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 is passing about ∠7° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1910".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2044 after 23 days on 12 May 2044 at 00:16.
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.
The Moon is 20 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.
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 apogee on 17 April 2044 at 20:46 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 29 April 2044 at 18:30 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 405 102 km (251 719 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 200 km (225 061 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 9 April 2044 at 20:15 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 April 2044 at 08:06 in ♓ Pisces.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 17 April 2044 at 18:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.526°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.450° in the next northern standstill on 1 May 2044 at 05:01 in ♊ Gemini.
After 9 days on 27 April 2044 at 19:42 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.