Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 October 2056 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2056 | October 2056

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

Waning Crescent 35% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 35% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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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 1 October 2056 at 23:33.

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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1829"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1829" and ∠1918".

Hunter Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2056 after 19 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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 28 September 2056 at 07:58 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 October 2056 at 11:04 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 391 891 km

Moon is 391 891 km (243 510 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 834 km (223 590 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 2 October 2056 at 15:45 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 October 2056 at 06:24 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

1 day 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

1 day after previous North standstill on 2 October 2056 at 03:51 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.376°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.495° in the next southern standstill on 14 October 2056 at 21:56 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 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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