Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 5 August 2044 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 31 July 2044 at 17:40.
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 passing about ∠6° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2044 after 3 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 11 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.
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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 05:22, this is 12 days after last perigee on 23 July 2044 at 18:16 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 20 August 2044 at 23:01 in ♋ Cancer.
This apogee Moon is 405 646 km (252 057 mi) away from Earth. It is 238 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 063 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
9 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 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 August 2044 at 20:20 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 4 August 2044 at 16:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.410°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.458° in the next northern standstill on 18 August 2044 at 17:17 in ♊ Gemini.
After 3 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.