Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 16 July 2056 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2056 | July 2056

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

Waxing Crescent 15% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 15% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 12 July 2056 at 20:20.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1914"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1914" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2056 after 10 days on 26 July 2056 at 18:54.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 11 August 2056 at 07:48

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 699 / 1652

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 699 of Meeus index or 1652 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.48 days

Length of current 699 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 28 minutes. It is 1 hour and 29 minutes longer than next lunation 700 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 16 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 53 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠255.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠255.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠289.7°. 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

9 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 5 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 374 458 km

Moon is 374 458 km (232 677 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 056 km (228 699 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 12 July 2056 at 21:09 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 July 2056 at 20:38 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

3 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

4 days after previous North standstill on 12 July 2056 at 03:18 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.004°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.000° in the next southern standstill on 25 July 2056 at 04:24 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 26 July 2056 at 18:54 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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