Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 26 March 2056 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2056 | March 2056

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

Waxing Gibbous 70% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 70% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 24 March 2056 at 11:17.

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 is entering ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1869"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1869" and ∠1923".

Worm Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2056 after 4 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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 before perigee

6 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 5 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 383 488 km

Moon is 383 488 km (238 288 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 689 km (222 258 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 07:57 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 7 April 2056 at 18:26 in ♑ Capricorn.

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New draconic month

At 07:57 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 25 March 2056 at 00:14 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.456°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.566° in the next southern standstill on 6 April 2056 at 13:41 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 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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