Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 19 March 2056 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2056 | March 2056

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

Waxing Crescent 9% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 9% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 16 March 2056 at 06:52.

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 ∠5° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1927".

Worm Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2056 after 11 days on 31 March 2056 at 10:25.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 24 March 2056 at 11:17
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 31 March 2056 at 10:25
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 7 April 2056 at 01:33
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 14 April 2056 at 23:50

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 695 / 1648

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 695 of Meeus index or 1648 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.71 days

Length of current 695 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 58 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2056. It is 42 minutes longer than next lunation 696 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 14 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 49 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠147°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠147°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠172.8°. 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 13:34, this is 15 days after last perigee on 3 March 2056 at 19:44 in ♎ Libra. 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 1 April 2056 at 03:57 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 406 082 km

This apogee Moon is 406 082 km (252 328 mi) away from Earth. It is 674 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 627 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 11 March 2056 at 17:34 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 26 March 2056 at 07:57 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 10 March 2056 at 07:45 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.325°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.456° in the next northern standstill on 25 March 2056 at 00:14 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 31 March 2056 at 10:25 in ♎ Libra, 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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