Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 April 2056 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2056 | April 2056

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

Waxing Crescent 11% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 11% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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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 14 April 2056 at 23:50.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1783"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1783" and ∠1910".

Pink Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2056 after 11 days on 29 April 2056 at 18:31.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 14 May 2056 at 16:06

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 696 / 1649

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 696 of Meeus index or 1649 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.68 days

Length of current 696 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 18 minutes longer than next lunation 697 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 32 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 31 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠172.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠172.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠196°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 15 April 2056 at 19:35 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 29 April 2056 at 14:48 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 401 918 km

Moon is 401 918 km (249 740 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 811 km (221 712 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 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 3 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

23 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 before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 6 April 2056 at 13:41 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.566°. Next 2 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 11 days

After 11 days on 29 April 2056 at 18:31 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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