Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 4 January 2056 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2056 | January 2056

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 2 January 2056 at 22:05.

Moonrise and moonset

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 entering ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1889"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1889" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2056 after 28 days on 1 February 2056 at 12:36.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 692 / 1645

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 692 of Meeus index or 1645 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.58 days

Length of current 692 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 55 minutes. It is 1 hour and 54 minutes shorter than next lunation 693 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 52 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠45.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠45.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠75.8°. 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 before perigee

8 days after point of apogee on 27 December 2055 at 05:00 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 January 2056 at 16:48 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 379 429 km

Moon is 379 429 km (235 766 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 190 km (230 025 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♌ Leo at 07:42 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 17 January 2056 at 06:04 in ♒ Aquarius.

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New draconic month

At 07:42 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 2 January 2056 at 21:00 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.189°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.177° in the next southern standstill on 15 January 2056 at 19:49 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 16 January 2056 at 22:10 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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