Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 24 August 2044 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 23 August 2044 at 01:06.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1903" and ∠1898".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2044 after 13 days on 7 September 2044 at 11:24.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 552 of Meeus index or 1505 from Brown series.
Length of current 552 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 57 minutes. 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°).
3 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 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 September 2044 at 20:26 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 376 566 km (233 987 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 738 km (251 493 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 23 August 2044 at 18:33 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 September 2044 at 03:06 in ♓ Pisces.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 18 August 2044 at 17:17 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.458°. Next 7 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.
After 13 days on 7 September 2044 at 11:24 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.