Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 28 February 2056 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Leo.

Share this page: twitter facebook google+ linkedin

Moon phase for

Lunar calendar 2056 | February 2056

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

Waxing Gibbous 92% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 92% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

Previous date | Moon Today | Next date

Moon phases for next 7 days

7 days ago | 7 days after

Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 23 February 2056 at 17:11.

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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1885"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1885" and ∠1937".

Worm Moon after 2 days

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

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 2 March 2056 at 00:40
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 8 March 2056 at 15:31
  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 16 March 2056 at 06:52
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 24 March 2056 at 11:17

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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 694 of Meeus index or 1647 from Brown series.

PreviousCurrent lunationNext

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 before perigee

7 days 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 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 March 2056 at 19:44 in ♎ Libra.

Previous apogeeNext perigee

Distance to Moon 380 336 km

Moon is 380 336 km (236 330 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 481 km (224 614 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♌ Leo at 01:59 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 11 March 2056 at 17:34 in ♑ Capricorn.

Previous nodeNext node

New draconic month

At 01:59 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 26 February 2056 at 15:50 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.253°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.325° in the next southern standstill on 10 March 2056 at 07:45 in ♑ Capricorn.

Previous standstillNext standstill

Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 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.

Previous syzygyNext syzygy

Share this page: twitter facebook google+ linkedin
Back to: Top of page