Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 10 October 2056 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2056 | October 2056

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

Waxing Crescent 3% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 9 October 2056 at 03:00.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1969"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1922".

Hunter Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2056 after 12 days on 23 October 2056 at 11:46.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 702 / 1655

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 702 of Meeus index or 1655 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.39 days

Length of current 702 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 20 minutes. It is 50 minutes shorter than next lunation 703 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 24 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 45 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠337.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠337.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠353.9°. 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 11:04, this is 12 days after last apogee on 28 September 2056 at 07:58 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 25 October 2056 at 20:58 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 359 834 km

This perigee Moon is 359 834 km (223 590 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 674 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 522 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

7 days 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 4 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

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

8 days after previous North standstill on 2 October 2056 at 03:51 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.376°. Next 4 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 12 days

After 12 days on 23 October 2056 at 11:46 in ♉ Taurus, 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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