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Moon phase on 25 March 2056 Saturday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2056 | March 2056

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 60% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 60% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 24 March 2056 at 11:17 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1846"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1846" and ∠1923".

Worm Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2056 after 5 days on 31 March 2056 at 10:25.

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 695 / 1648

The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 19 March 2056 at 13:34 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 April 2056 at 03:57 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 388 365 km

Moon is 388 365 km (241 319 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 689 km (222 258 mi).

Moon before ascending node

13 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 day, 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

26 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 in northern standstill

At 00:14 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠21.456°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-21.566° in its southern standstill point on 6 April 2056 at 13:41 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 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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