Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 18 September 2044 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 14 September 2044 at 15:58.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1954" and ∠1910".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2044 after 18 days on 7 October 2044 at 00:30.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 17 September 2044 at 12:14 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 September 2044 at 15:06 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 366 770 km (227 900 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 238 km (251 182 mi).
11 days after its ascending node on 7 September 2044 at 03:06 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 September 2044 at 04:05 in ♍ Virgo.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 14 September 2044 at 23:32 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.463°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.424° in the next southern standstill on 28 September 2044 at 07:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 days on 21 September 2044 at 11:03 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.