Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 8 June 2044 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2044 | June 2044

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

Waxing Gibbous 96% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 2 June 2044 at 18:33.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1787"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1787" and ∠1890".

Strawberry Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2044 after 2 days on 10 June 2044 at 15:16.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 10 June 2044 at 15:16
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 18 June 2044 at 17:00
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 25 June 2044 at 10:24
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 2 July 2044 at 04:48

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 549 / 1502

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 549 of Meeus index or 1502 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.28 days

The length of the 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 the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 59 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 10 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠345.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠345.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠0.7°.

Moon before perigee

11 days after point of perigee on 28 May 2044 at 00:15 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 11 June 2044 at 18:31 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 401 035 km

The Moon is 401 035 km (249 192 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 330 km (252 482 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after descending node on 3 June 2044 at 00:16 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 17 June 2044 at 14:53 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

17 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 before southern standstill

10 days since the previous standstill on 28 May 2044 at 13:39 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.322°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.277° at the point of next southern standstill on 11 June 2044 at 06:08 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 days on 10 June 2044 at 15:16 in ♐ Sagittarius the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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