Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 September 2056 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2056 | September 2056

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

Waning Crescent 38% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 38% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 2 September 2056 at 05:43.

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 leaving the last ∠4° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1788"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1788" and ∠1903".

Harvest Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2056 after 20 days on 23 September 2056 at 19:34.

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

2 days after point of apogee on 31 August 2056 at 14:03 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 12 September 2056 at 10:34 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 400 914 km

Moon is 400 914 km (249 116 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 705 km (226 617 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after its descending node on 22 August 2056 at 03:18 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 5 September 2056 at 11:57 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 21 August 2056 at 11:04 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.057°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.139° in the next northern standstill on 4 September 2056 at 19:42 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 9 September 2056 at 17:47 in ♍ Virgo, 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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