Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 February 2056 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2056 | February 2056

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

Waxing Crescent 21% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 21% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 15 February 2056 at 14:00.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♉ Taurus later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1940".

Worm Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2056 after 10 days on 2 March 2056 at 00:40.

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 694 / 1647

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 694 of Meeus index or 1647 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.7 days

Length of current 694 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 53 minutes. It is 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 695 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 9 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 54 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠113.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠113.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠147°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 22:27, this is 15 days after last perigee on 4 February 2056 at 23:51 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 3 March 2056 at 19:44 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 405 159 km

This apogee Moon is 405 159 km (251 754 mi) away from Earth. It is 249 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 550 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 13 February 2056 at 13:45 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 February 2056 at 01:59 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 12 February 2056 at 02:37 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.191°. Next 6 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 10 days

After 10 days on 2 March 2056 at 00:40 in ♍ Virgo, 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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