Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 December 2044 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2044 | December 2044

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 22% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 22% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 19 December 2044 at 08:53.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♓ Pisces later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1786"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1786" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2045 after 9 days on 3 January 2045 at 10:20.

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 556 / 1509

The Moon is 4 days 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.

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Synodic month length 29.81 days

The length of the 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 the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 6 hours and 48 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 15 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠156.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠156.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠182.1°.

Moon after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 21 December 2044 at 20:29 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 3 January 2045 at 19:25 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 401 373 km

The Moon is 401 373 km (249 402 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 773 km (221 688 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 21:19 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 6 January 2045 at 16:49 in ♌ Leo.

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New draconic month

At 21:19 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon after southern standstill

5 days since the previous standstill on 19 December 2044 at 04:38 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.031°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.069° at the point of next northern standstill on 2 January 2045 at 06:32 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 3 January 2045 at 10:20 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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