Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 23 August 2044 Tuesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1926" and ∠1898".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2044 after 14 days on 7 September 2044 at 11:24.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 01:06 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 552 of Meeus index or 1505 from Brown series.
29 days, 9 hours and 57 minutes is the length of new lunation 552. It is 2 hours and 36 minutes shorter than next lunation 553 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 47 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 22 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠34°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠57.9°. 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 20 August 2044 at 23:01 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 September 2044 at 20:26 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 372 160 km (231 250 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 738 km (251 493 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♍ Virgo at 18:33 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 7 September 2044 at 03:06 in ♓ Pisces.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 18 August 2044 at 17:17 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.458°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.478° in the next southern standstill on 31 August 2044 at 23:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.