Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 8 July 2044 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin

Moon phase for

Lunar calendar 2044 | July 2044

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

Waxing Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

Previous date | Moon Today | Next date

Moon phases for next 7 days

7 days ago | 7 days after

Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 2 July 2044 at 04:48.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2044 after 1 day on 10 July 2044 at 06:22.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 10 July 2044 at 06:22
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 18 July 2044 at 02:47
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 24 July 2044 at 17:10
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 31 July 2044 at 17:40

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 550 / 1503

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 550 of Meeus index or 1503 from Brown series.

PreviousCurrent lunationNext

Synodic month length 29.28 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 46 minutes. It is 1 hour and 10 minutes 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 58 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 11 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠0.7°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠0.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠16°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 20:57. It is 13 days after previous perigee on 25 June 2044 at 09:26 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next perigee on 23 July 2044 at 18:16 in ♋ Cancer.

Previous perigeeNext perigee

Distance to Moon 406 301 km

This apogee Moon is 406 301 km (252 464 mi) away from Earth. It is 893 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 408 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

8 days after descending node on 30 June 2044 at 02:39 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 14 July 2044 at 16:24 in ♓ Pisces.

Previous nodeNext node

Draconic month

20 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

PreviousCurrent draconic monthNext

Moon at southern standstill

At 11:13 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-28.308°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠28.369° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 22 July 2044 at 09:09.

Previous standstillNext standstill

Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 10 July 2044 at 06:22 in ♑ Capricorn 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.

Previous syzygyNext syzygy

Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Back to: Top of page