Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 2 October 2044 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 29 September 2044 at 03:30.
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 about ∠17° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1784" and ∠1918".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2044 after 4 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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 29 September 2044 at 15:06 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 October 2044 at 15:35 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 401 738 km (249 628 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 711 km (229 728 mi).
12 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 October 2044 at 10:56 in ♓ Pisces.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 28 September 2044 at 07:55 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.424°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.347° in the next northern standstill on 12 October 2044 at 04:53 in ♊ Gemini.
After 4 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.