Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 18 October 2044 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 13 October 2044 at 21:52.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1906" and ∠1927".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2044 after 18 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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 12 October 2044 at 15:35 in ♊ Gemini. 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 27 October 2044 at 11:18 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 376 064 km (233 675 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 571 km (251 389 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 17 October 2044 at 10:18 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 31 October 2044 at 17:08 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 12 October 2044 at 04:53 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.347°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.259° in the next southern standstill on 25 October 2044 at 15:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 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.