Quarter* ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 12 October 2044 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days 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 first ∠1° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1923".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2044 after 24 days on 5 November 2044 at 12:27.
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 20 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 15:35, this is 13 days after last apogee on 29 September 2044 at 15:06 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 27 October 2044 at 11:18 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 369 711 km (229 728 mi) away from Earth. It is 7 203 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 645 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
8 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 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 October 2044 at 10:18 in ♍ Virgo.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 04:53 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.347°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.259° in its southern standstill point on 25 October 2044 at 15:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 8 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.