Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 7 September 2056 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Leo.

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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 6% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days 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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1866"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1866" and ∠1905".

Harvest Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2056 after 16 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 27 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 before perigee

6 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 4 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 384 114 km

Moon is 384 114 km (238 677 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 705 km (226 617 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 5 September 2056 at 11:57 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 September 2056 at 05:52 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

2 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

2 days after previous North standstill on 4 September 2056 at 19:42 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.139°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.234° in the next southern standstill on 17 September 2056 at 16:12 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 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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