Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 1 April 2056 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2056 | April 2056

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

Waning Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 31 March 2056 at 10:25.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♏ Scorpio later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1919".

Worm Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2056 after 28 days on 29 April 2056 at 18:31.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 7 April 2056 at 01:33
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 14 April 2056 at 23:50
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 23 April 2056 at 01:33
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 29 April 2056 at 18:31

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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 03:57, this is 12 days after last apogee on 19 March 2056 at 13:34 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 15 April 2056 at 19:35 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 357 689 km

This perigee Moon is 357 689 km (222 258 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 819 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 667 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

6 days after its ascending node on 26 March 2056 at 07:57 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 7 April 2056 at 18:26 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 25 March 2056 at 00:14 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.456°. Next 5 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 13 days

After 13 days on 14 April 2056 at 23:50 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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