Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 8 October 2044 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 7 October 2044 at 00:30.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1905" and ∠1921".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2044 after 28 days on 5 November 2044 at 12:27.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
8 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 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 October 2044 at 15:35 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 376 254 km (233 793 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 711 km (229 728 mi).
4 days after its ascending node on 4 October 2044 at 10:56 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 October 2044 at 10:18 in ♍ Virgo.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 28 September 2044 at 07:55 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.424°. Next 3 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 12 days on 20 October 2044 at 23:36 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.