Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1914" and ∠1906".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2056 after 14 days on 23 September 2056 at 19:34.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 17:47 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 701 of Meeus index or 1654 from Brown series.
29 days, 9 hours and 13 minutes is the length of new lunation 701. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2056. It is 7 minutes shorter than next lunation 702 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 31 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 38 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠317.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠337.6°. 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°).
8 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 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 September 2056 at 10:34 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 374 577 km (232 751 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 705 km (226 617 mi).
4 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 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 September 2056 at 05:52 in ♑ Capricorn.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 4 September 2056 at 19:42 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.139°. Next 8 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.