Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 1 June 2056 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2056 | June 2056

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

Waning Gibbous 85% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 85% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 29 May 2056 at 01:58.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1892"

Lunar disc appears visually 0% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1892" and ∠1892".

Flower Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2056 after 25 days on 27 June 2056 at 09:47.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 5 June 2056 at 03:21
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 13 June 2056 at 07:04
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 20 June 2056 at 18:48
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 27 June 2056 at 09:47

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 697 / 1650

The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 697 of Meeus index or 1650 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.62 days

Length of current 697 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 58 minutes. It is 1 hour and 42 minutes longer than next lunation 698 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 14 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 49 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠196°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠196°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠222.4°. 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 perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 28 May 2056 at 00:00 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 9 June 2056 at 08:50 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 378 929 km

Moon is 378 929 km (235 456 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 783 km (252 142 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♑ Capricorn at 02:08 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 15 June 2056 at 14:37 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 31 May 2056 at 08:32 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.964°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.004° in the next northern standstill on 14 June 2056 at 20:08 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 13 June 2056 at 07:04 in ♊ Gemini, 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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