Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 19 December 2044 Monday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.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 first ∠0° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1776" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2045 after 14 days on 3 January 2045 at 10:20.
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 08:53 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 556 of Meeus index or 1509 from Brown series.
29 days, 19 hours and 32 minutes is the length of new lunation 556. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2044. It is 6 minutes longer than next lunation 557 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 48 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 15 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠156.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠182.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
13 days after point of perigee on 6 December 2044 at 08:05 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 December 2044 at 20:29 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 403 604 km (250 788 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 354 km (252 497 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 10 December 2044 at 12:32 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 December 2044 at 21:19 in ♒ Aquarius.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 04:38 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.031°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2044. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.069° in its northern standstill point on 2 January 2045 at 06:32 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.