Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 1 September 2044 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 30 August 2044 at 09:18.
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 first ∠3° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1902".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2044 after 5 days on 7 September 2044 at 11:24.
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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 20:26, this is 11 days after last perigee on 20 August 2044 at 23:01 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 17 September 2044 at 12:14 in ♌ Leo.
This apogee Moon is 404 738 km (251 493 mi) away from Earth. It is 670 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 971 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
8 days 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 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 September 2044 at 03:06 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 31 August 2044 at 23:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.478°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.463° in the next northern standstill on 14 September 2044 at 23:32 in ♊ Gemini.
After 5 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.