Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 September 2056 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2056 | September 2056

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

Waxing Crescent 10% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 10% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 9 September 2056 at 17:47.

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 leaving the last ∠2° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♏ Scorpio later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1965"

Lunar disc appears visually 3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1907".

Harvest Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2056 after 11 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 701 / 1654

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 701 of Meeus index or 1654 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.38 days

Length of current 701 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 13 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2056. It is 7 minutes shorter than next lunation 702 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠317.3°

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°).

Moon in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 10:34, this is 11 days after last apogee on 31 August 2056 at 14:03 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 28 September 2056 at 07:58 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 364 705 km

This perigee Moon is 364 705 km (226 617 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 197 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 5 651 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

7 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 5 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

7 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 4 September 2056 at 19:42 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.139°. Next 5 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 11 days

After 11 days on 23 September 2056 at 19:34 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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