Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 5 December 2044 Monday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1959" and ∠1947".
The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 2044.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 555 of Meeus index or 1508 from Brown series.
Length of current 555 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 55 minutes. It is 1 hour and 37 minutes shorter than next lunation 556 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 11 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 52 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠126.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠156.9°. 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°).
11 days after point of apogee on 24 November 2044 at 06:42 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 December 2044 at 08:05 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 365 885 km (227 350 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 749 km (223 538 mi).
7 days after its ascending node on 27 November 2044 at 20:02 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 10 December 2044 at 12:32 in ♍ Virgo.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 19:56 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.056°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2044. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.031° in its southern standstill point on 19 December 2044 at 04:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.