Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 23 September 2044 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 21 September 2044 at 11:03.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1846" and ∠1913".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2044 after 13 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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 553 of Meeus index or 1506 from Brown series.
Length of current 553 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 33 minutes. 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°).
5 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 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 September 2044 at 15:06 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 388 200 km (241 216 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 238 km (251 182 mi).
3 days 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 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 October 2044 at 10:56 in ♓ Pisces.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 14 September 2044 at 23:32 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.463°. Next 4 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 13 days on 7 October 2044 at 00:30 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.