Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 28 May 2044 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 27 May 2044 at 03:39.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2044 after 13 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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 549 of Meeus index or 1502 from Brown series.
Length of current 549 lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 45 minutes. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 00:15, this is 12 days after last apogee on 15 May 2044 at 11:19 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 11 June 2044 at 18:31 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 358 408 km (222 704 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 100 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 948 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
6 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 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 June 2044 at 00:16 in ♍ Virgo.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 13:39 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.322°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.277° in its southern standstill point on 11 June 2044 at 06:08 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 13 days on 10 June 2044 at 15:16 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.