Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 2 August 2044 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2044 | August 2044

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

Waxing Gibbous 67% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 67% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 31 July 2044 at 17:40.

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 is entering ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1787"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1787" and ∠1891".

Sturgeon Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2044 after 6 days on 8 August 2044 at 21:14.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 551 / 1504

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 551 of Meeus index or 1504 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.33 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 56 minutes. It is 2 hours and 1 minute 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 4 hours and 49 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 21 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠16°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠16°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠34°.

Moon before perigee

9 days after point of perigee on 23 July 2044 at 18:16 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 5 August 2044 at 05:22 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 401 032 km

The Moon is 401 032 km (249 190 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 646 km (252 057 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after descending node on 27 July 2044 at 09:02 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 10 August 2044 at 20:20 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

11 days since the previous standstill on 22 July 2044 at 09:09 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.369°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.410° at the point of next southern standstill on 4 August 2044 at 16:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 days on 8 August 2044 at 21:14 in ♒ Aquarius 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.

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