Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 9 August 2044 Tuesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Aquarius.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 ∠24° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1799" and ∠1893".
The Full Moon this days is the Sturgeon of August 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 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 5 August 2044 at 05:22 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 20 August 2044 at 23:01 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 398 471 km (247 598 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 698 km (225 370 mi).
13 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 August 2044 at 20:20 in ♓ Pisces.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 4 August 2044 at 16:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.410°. Next 9 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.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.