Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 5 August 2056 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2056 | August 2056

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

Waning Crescent 31% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 31% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 3 August 2056 at 11:52.

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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1774"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1892".

Sturgeon Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2056 after 19 days on 25 August 2056 at 06:00.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 3 August 2056 at 19:11 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 16 August 2056 at 15:34 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 404 104 km

Moon is 404 104 km (251 099 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 236 km (229 433 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after its descending node on 25 July 2056 at 20:38 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 August 2056 at 05:07 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

23 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

11 days after previous South standstill on 25 July 2056 at 04:24 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.000°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.019° in the next northern standstill on 8 August 2056 at 11:18 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 11 August 2056 at 07:48 in ♌ Leo, 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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