Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 22 February 2056 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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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 38% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 38% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1775"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1939".

Worm Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2056 after 8 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 6 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 20 February 2056 at 22:27 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 March 2056 at 19:44 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 403 832 km

Moon is 403 832 km (250 930 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 481 km (224 614 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 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 5 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

21 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

10 days after previous South standstill on 12 February 2056 at 02:37 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.191°. Next 4 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 8 days

After 8 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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