Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 16 June 2044 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 10 June 2044 at 15:16.
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 passing first ∠0° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1815" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2044 after 23 days on 10 July 2044 at 06:22.
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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 11 June 2044 at 18:31 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 25 June 2044 at 09:26 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 394 955 km (245 414 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 175 km (221 938 mi).
13 days after its descending node on 3 June 2044 at 00:16 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 June 2044 at 14:53 in ♓ Pisces.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 11 June 2044 at 06:08 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.277°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.296° in the next northern standstill on 24 June 2044 at 23:31 in ♊ Gemini.
After 8 days on 25 June 2044 at 10:24 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.