Moon* ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 23 July 2044 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 18 July 2044 at 02:47.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2044 after 16 days on 8 August 2044 at 21:14.
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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 perigee on this date at 18:16, this is 14 days after last apogee on 8 July 2044 at 20:57 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 5 August 2044 at 05:22 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 358 737 km (222 909 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 771 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 619 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
8 days after its ascending node on 14 July 2044 at 16:24 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 July 2044 at 09:02 in ♍ Virgo.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 22 July 2044 at 09:09 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.369°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.410° in the next southern standstill on 4 August 2044 at 16:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day on 24 July 2044 at 17:10 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.