Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 21 October 2044 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1837" and ∠1928".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2044 after 15 days on 5 November 2044 at 12:27.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 23:36 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 554 of Meeus index or 1507 from Brown series.
29 days, 15 hours and 21 minutes is the length of new lunation 554. It is 2 hours and 34 minutes shorter than next lunation 555 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 37 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 26 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠90.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠126.5°. 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 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 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 October 2044 at 11:18 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 390 207 km (242 463 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 571 km (251 389 mi).
4 days 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 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 31 October 2044 at 17:08 in ♓ Pisces.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 12 October 2044 at 04:53 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.347°. Next 4 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.