Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 31 January 2056 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2056 | January 2056

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

Waxing Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 24 January 2056 at 20:21.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1876"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1876" and ∠1947".

Snow Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2056 after 1 day 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 693 / 1646

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 693 of Meeus index or 1646 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.66 days

Length of current 693 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 49 minutes. It is 1 hour and 4 minutes shorter than next lunation 694 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 5 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 58 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠75.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠75.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠113.6°. 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

7 days after point of apogee on 24 January 2056 at 02:22 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 4 February 2056 at 23:51 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 382 157 km

Moon is 382 157 km (237 461 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 040 km (228 068 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 16:41 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 13 February 2056 at 13:45 in ♑ Capricorn.

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New draconic month

At 16:41 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 30 January 2056 at 06:21 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.178°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.191° in the next southern standstill on 12 February 2056 at 02:37 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 1 February 2056 at 12:36 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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