Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 8 November 2044 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2044 | November 2044

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 88% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 88% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 5 November 2044 at 12:27.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♊ Gemini

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1966"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1937".

Beaver Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2044 after 26 days on 4 December 2044 at 23:34.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 554 / 1507

The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 554 of Meeus index or 1507 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 21 minutes. It is 2 hours and 34 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 37 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 26 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠90.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠90.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠126.5°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 06:14. It is 11 days after previous apogee on 27 October 2044 at 11:18 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next apogee on 24 November 2044 at 06:42 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 364 997 km

This perigee Moon is 364 997 km (226 799 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 489 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 5 359 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

7 days after ascending node on 31 October 2044 at 17:08 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 13 November 2044 at 12:05 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

7 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon at northern standstill

At 11:13 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠28.171°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-28.089° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 21 November 2044 at 22:50.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 19 November 2044 at 14:58 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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