Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 21 September 2044 Wednesday 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 first ∠0° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1894" and ∠1912".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2044 after 15 days on 7 October 2044 at 00:30.
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 11:03 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 553 of Meeus index or 1506 from Brown series.
29 days, 12 hours and 33 minutes is the length of new lunation 553. It is 2 hours and 48 minutes shorter than next lunation 554 length.
Length of current synodic month is 11 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 58 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠57.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠90.4°. 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 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 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 September 2044 at 15:06 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 378 513 km (235 197 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 238 km (251 182 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 20 September 2044 at 04:05 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 October 2044 at 10:56 in ♓ Pisces.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 14 September 2044 at 23:32 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.463°. Next 6 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.