Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 29 October 2056 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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

Waning Gibbous 71% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 71% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 23 October 2056 at 11:46.

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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1799"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1799" and ∠1932".

Hunter Moon before 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2056 after 23 days on 22 November 2056 at 06:12.

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 702 / 1655

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 25 October 2056 at 20:58 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 November 2056 at 20:56 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 398 360 km

Moon is 398 360 km (247 529 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 013 km (221 838 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 17:10 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 11 November 2056 at 09:30 in ♑ Capricorn.

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New draconic month

At 17:10 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon in northern standstill

At 11:13 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠22.641°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-22.728° in its southern standstill point on 11 November 2056 at 06:14 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 7 November 2056 at 12:20 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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