Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 15 May 2044 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2044 | May 2044

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

Waning Gibbous 89% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 89% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 12 May 2044 at 00:16.

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 is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1898".

Flower Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2044 after 26 days on 10 June 2044 at 15:16.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 20 May 2044 at 04:02
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 27 May 2044 at 03:39
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 2 June 2044 at 18:33
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 10 June 2044 at 15:16

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 548 / 1501

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.

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Synodic month length 29.33 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 57 minutes. It is 1 hour and 12 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 4 hours and 47 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 22 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠328.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠328.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠345.6°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 11:19. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 29 April 2044 at 18:30 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next perigee on 28 May 2044 at 00:15 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 405 736 km

This apogee Moon is 405 736 km (252 113 mi) away from Earth. It is 328 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 973 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

8 days after descending node on 6 May 2044 at 23:24 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 21 May 2044 at 13:03 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

21 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 at southern standstill

At 00:44 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-28.366°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠28.322° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 28 May 2044 at 13:39.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 27 May 2044 at 03:39 in ♊ Gemini 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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