Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 15 June 2056 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2056 | June 2056

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

Waxing Crescent 5% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 13 June 2056 at 07:04.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1834"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1834" and ∠1889".

Strawberry Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2056 after 11 days on 27 June 2056 at 09:47.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 20 June 2056 at 18:48
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 27 June 2056 at 09:47
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 4 July 2056 at 18:55
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 12 July 2056 at 20:20

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 698 / 1651

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 698 of Meeus index or 1651 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.55 days

Length of current 698 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 48 minutes longer than next lunation 699 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 32 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 31 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠222.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠222.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠255.1°. 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

6 days after point of apogee on 9 June 2056 at 08:50 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 25 June 2056 at 03:02 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 390 876 km

Moon is 390 876 km (242 879 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 147 km (225 649 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 14:37 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 28 June 2056 at 11:14 in ♑ Capricorn.

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New draconic month

At 14:37 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 14 June 2056 at 20:08 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.004°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.003° in the next southern standstill on 27 June 2056 at 19:17 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 27 June 2056 at 09:47 in ♑ Capricorn, 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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