Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 15 May 2044 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 12 May 2044 at 00:16.
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 first ∠4° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1898".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2044 after 26 days on 10 June 2044 at 15:16.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 11:19, this is 15 days after last perigee on 29 April 2044 at 18:30 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 28 May 2044 at 00:15 in ♊ Gemini.
This apogee Moon is 405 736 km (252 113 mi) away from Earth. It is 328 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 973 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
8 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 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 May 2044 at 13:03 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.
At 00:44 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.366°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.322° in its northern standstill point on 28 May 2044 at 13:39 in ♊ Gemini.
After 11 days on 27 May 2044 at 03:39 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.