Moon ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 8 July 2044 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 2 July 2044 at 04:48.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2044 after 1 day 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 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.
Length of current 550 lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 46 minutes. It is 1 hour and 10 minutes shorter than next lunation 551 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 58 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 11 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠0.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠16°. 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 apogee on this date at 20:57, this is 13 days after last perigee on 25 June 2044 at 09:26 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 23 July 2044 at 18:16 in ♋ Cancer.
This apogee Moon is 406 301 km (252 464 mi) away from Earth. It is 893 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 408 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
8 days after its descending node on 30 June 2044 at 02:39 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 14 July 2044 at 16:24 in ♓ Pisces.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 11:13 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.308°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.369° in its northern standstill point on 22 July 2044 at 09:09 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day on 10 July 2044 at 06:22 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.