Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 27 May 2044 Friday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2044 after 14 days on 10 June 2044 at 15:16.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 03:39 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 549 of Meeus index or 1502 from Brown series.
29 days, 6 hours and 45 minutes is the length of new lunation 549. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2044. It is 1 minute shorter than next lunation 550 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 59 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 10 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠345.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠0.7°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
12 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 May 2044 at 00:15 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 364 277 km (226 351 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 408 km (222 704 mi).
5 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 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 June 2044 at 00:16 in ♍ Virgo.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 15 May 2044 at 00:44 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.366°. Next day 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.