Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 15 August 2056 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2056 | August 2056

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

Waxing Crescent 21% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 21% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 11 August 2056 at 07:48.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1960"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1895".

Sturgeon Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2056 after 9 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 700 / 1653

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 700 of Meeus index or 1653 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.42 days

Length of current 700 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 59 minutes. It is 46 minutes longer than next lunation 701 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 45 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 24 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠289.7°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠289.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠317.3°. 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

11 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 day, 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 365 776 km

Moon is 365 776 km (227 283 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 236 km (229 433 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 days after its ascending node on 9 August 2056 at 05:07 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 22 August 2056 at 03:18 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

6 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 before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 8 August 2056 at 11:18 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.019°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.057° in the next southern standstill on 21 August 2056 at 11:04 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 25 August 2056 at 06:00 in ♓ Pisces, 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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