Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 November 2056 Monday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2056 | November 2056

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

Waning Crescent 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 31 October 2056 at 16:12.

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 is entering ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1963"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1936".

Beaver Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2056 after 15 days on 22 November 2056 at 06:12.

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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before perigee

11 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 day, 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 365 155 km

Moon is 365 155 km (226 897 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 013 km (221 838 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after its ascending node on 29 October 2056 at 17:10 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 11 November 2056 at 09:30 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 29 October 2056 at 11:13 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.641°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.728° in the next southern standstill on 11 November 2056 at 06:14 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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