Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 24 May 2044 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 20 May 2044 at 04:02.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1919" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2044 after 17 days on 10 June 2044 at 15:16.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 15 May 2044 at 11:19 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 May 2044 at 00:15 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 373 581 km (232 132 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 408 km (222 704 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 21 May 2044 at 13:03 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 June 2044 at 00:16 in ♍ Virgo.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 15 May 2044 at 00:44 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.366°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.322° in the next northern standstill on 28 May 2044 at 13:39 in ♊ Gemini.
After 2 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.