Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 27 April 2056 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2056 | April 2056

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

Waxing Gibbous 92% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 92% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 23 April 2056 at 01:33.

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 in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1960"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1906".

Pink Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2056 after 2 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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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

11 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 2 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 365 687 km

Moon is 365 687 km (227 227 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 811 km (221 712 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days 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 7 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

5 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 after northern standstill

6 days after previous North standstill on 21 April 2056 at 07:19 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.717°. Next 6 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 2 days

After 2 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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