Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 20 December 2044 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 19 December 2044 at 08:53.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2045 after 13 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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 556 of Meeus index or 1509 from Brown series.
Length of current 556 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 32 minutes. 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°).
14 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 day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 December 2044 at 20:29 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 405 014 km (251 664 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 354 km (252 497 mi).
9 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 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 December 2044 at 21:19 in ♒ Aquarius.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 19 December 2044 at 04:38 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.031°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.069° in the next northern standstill on 2 January 2045 at 06:32 in ♊ Gemini.
After 13 days on 3 January 2045 at 10:20 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.