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Moon phase on 23 April 2056 Sunday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2056 | April 2056

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

First Quarter 55% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 55% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 23 April 2056 at 01:33 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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1879"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1879" and ∠1908".

Pink Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2056 after 6 days on 29 April 2056 at 18:31.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 22 May 2056 at 11:50

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 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 before perigee

7 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 6 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 381 517 km

Moon is 381 517 km (237 064 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 811 km (221 712 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 22 April 2056 at 10:02 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 May 2056 at 20:18 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

1 day 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 after northern standstill

2 days after previous North standstill on 21 April 2056 at 07:19 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.717°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.812° in the next southern standstill on 3 May 2056 at 22:04 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 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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