Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 15 January 2056 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2056 | January 2056

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

Waning Crescent 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 9 January 2056 at 23:13.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1899"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1899" and ∠1951".

Snow Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2056 after 17 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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 10 January 2056 at 16:48 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 24 January 2056 at 02:22 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 377 452 km

Moon is 377 452 km (234 538 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 486 km (251 336 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 4 January 2056 at 07:42 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 January 2056 at 06:04 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon in southern standstill

At 19:49 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-21.177°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2056. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠21.178° in its northern standstill point on 30 January 2056 at 06:21 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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