Moon* ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 9 July 2044 Saturday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1887".
The Full Moon this days is the Buck of July 2044.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 8 July 2044 at 20:57 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 July 2044 at 18:16 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 405 424 km (251 919 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 737 km (222 909 mi).
9 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 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 14 July 2044 at 16:24 in ♓ Pisces.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 8 July 2044 at 11:13 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.308°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.369° in the next northern standstill on 22 July 2044 at 09:09 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.