Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 13 February 2056 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2056 | February 2056

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

Waning Crescent 5% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and getting smaller. The 27 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 8 February 2056 at 07:01.

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 is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1864"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1864" and ∠1943".

Worm Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2056 after 17 days on 2 March 2056 at 00:40.

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 693 / 1646

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee

8 days after point of perigee on 4 February 2056 at 23:51 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 February 2056 at 22:27 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 384 473 km

Moon is 384 473 km (238 900 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 159 km (251 754 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♑ Capricorn at 13:45 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 28 February 2056 at 01:59 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 12 February 2056 at 02:37 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.191°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.253° in the next northern standstill on 26 February 2056 at 15:50 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 15 February 2056 at 14:00 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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