Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 13 April 2056 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2056 | April 2056

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

Waning Crescent 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 7 April 2056 at 01:33.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1777"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1777" and ∠1913".

Pink Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2056 after 16 days on 29 April 2056 at 18:31.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 6 May 2056 at 13:30

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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee

12 days after point of perigee on 1 April 2056 at 03:57 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 15 April 2056 at 19:35 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 403 251 km

Moon is 403 251 km (250 569 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 631 km (252 669 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 7 April 2056 at 18:26 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 April 2056 at 10:02 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 6 April 2056 at 13:41 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.566°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.717° in the next northern standstill on 21 April 2056 at 07:19 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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