Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 6 December 2044 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 4 December 2044 at 23:34.
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 about ∠6° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2045 after 27 days on 3 January 2045 at 10:20.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 08:05, this is 12 days after last apogee on 24 November 2044 at 06:42 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 21 December 2044 at 20:29 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 359 749 km (223 538 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 759 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 607 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
8 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 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 10 December 2044 at 12:32 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.
1 day after previous North standstill on 5 December 2044 at 19:56 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.056°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.031° in the next southern standstill on 19 December 2044 at 04:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 12 days on 19 December 2044 at 08:53 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.