Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 13 May 2056 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2056 | May 2056

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

Waning Crescent 1% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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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 6 May 2056 at 13:30.

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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1898".

Flower Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2056 after 15 days on 29 May 2056 at 01:58.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 14 May 2056 at 16:06
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 22 May 2056 at 11:50
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 29 May 2056 at 01:58
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 5 June 2056 at 03:21

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 696 / 1649

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 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

1 day after point of apogee on 12 May 2056 at 22:15 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 May 2056 at 00:00 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 405 456 km

Moon is 405 456 km (251 939 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 868 km (222 990 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after its descending node on 4 May 2056 at 20:18 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 May 2056 at 11:10 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

21 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

9 days after previous South standstill on 3 May 2056 at 22:04 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.812°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.920° in the next northern standstill on 18 May 2056 at 13:40 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 14 May 2056 at 16:06 in ♉ Taurus, 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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