Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 28 September 2056 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2056 | September 2056

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

Waning Gibbous 81% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 81% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 23 September 2056 at 19:34.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♊ Gemini later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1916".

Harvest Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2056 after 24 days on 23 October 2056 at 11:46.

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 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 07:58, this is 15 days after last perigee on 12 September 2056 at 10:34 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 10 October 2056 at 11:04 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 405 424 km

This apogee Moon is 405 424 km (251 919 mi) away from Earth. It is 16 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 285 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

10 days after its descending node on 18 September 2056 at 05:52 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 October 2056 at 15:45 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

23 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

10 days after previous South standstill on 17 September 2056 at 16:12 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.234°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.376° in the next northern standstill on 2 October 2056 at 03:51 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 9 October 2056 at 03:00 in ♎ Libra, 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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