Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 29 July 2044 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 24 July 2044 at 17:10.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1865" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2044 after 10 days on 8 August 2044 at 21:14.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 551 of Meeus index or 1504 from Brown series.
Length of current 551 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 56 minutes. It is 2 hours and 1 minute shorter than next lunation 552 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 49 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠16°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠34°. 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 23 July 2044 at 18:16 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 August 2044 at 05:22 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 384 415 km (238 864 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 646 km (252 057 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 27 July 2044 at 09:02 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 August 2044 at 20:20 in ♓ Pisces.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 22 July 2044 at 09:09 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.369°. Next 6 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 10 days on 8 August 2044 at 21:14 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.