Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 3 August 2056 at 11:52.
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 passing about ∠12° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1814" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2056 after 16 days on 25 August 2056 at 06:00.
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.
The Moon is 26 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.
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.
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.
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°).
4 days 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 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 16 August 2056 at 15:34 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 395 222 km (245 580 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 236 km (229 433 mi).
13 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 August 2056 at 05:07 in ♋ Cancer.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 11:18 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠22.019°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-22.057° in its southern standstill point on 21 August 2056 at 11:04 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 2 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.