Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 12 May 2044 Thursday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1782" and ∠1899".
The Full Moon this days is the Flower of May 2044.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 548 of Meeus index or 1501 from Brown series.
Length of current 548 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 57 minutes. It is 1 hour and 12 minutes longer than next lunation 549 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 47 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 22 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠328.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠345.6°. 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°).
12 days after point of perigee on 29 April 2044 at 18:30 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 15 May 2044 at 11:19 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 402 236 km (249 938 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 736 km (252 113 mi).
5 days after its descending node on 6 May 2044 at 23:24 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 May 2044 at 13:03 in ♓ Pisces.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 1 May 2044 at 05:01 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.450°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.366° in the next southern standstill on 15 May 2044 at 00:44 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.