Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 11 July 2056 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2056 | July 2056

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

Waning Crescent 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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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 4 July 2056 at 18:55.

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 is entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1806"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1806" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2056 after 15 days on 26 July 2056 at 18:54.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 12 July 2056 at 20:20
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 19 July 2056 at 23:45
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 26 July 2056 at 18:54
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 3 August 2056 at 11:52

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 698 / 1651

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 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

4 days after point of apogee on 7 July 2056 at 00:55 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 22 July 2056 at 11:47 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 396 989 km

Moon is 396 989 km (246 678 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 056 km (228 699 mi).

Moon before ascending node

13 days after its descending node on 28 June 2056 at 11:14 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 July 2056 at 21:09 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

25 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

13 days after previous South standstill on 27 June 2056 at 19:17 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.003°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.004° in the next northern standstill on 12 July 2056 at 03:18 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 12 July 2056 at 20:20 in ♋ Cancer, 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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