Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 23 November 2056 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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

Waning Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 22 November 2056 at 06:12.

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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1772"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1944".

Beaver Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2056 after 28 days on 22 December 2056 at 01:34.

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 703 / 1656

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 703 of Meeus index or 1656 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.42 days

Length of current 703 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 10 minutes. It is 1 hour and 8 minutes shorter than next lunation 704 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 34 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 35 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠353.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠353.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠9.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 21 November 2056 at 23:18 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 December 2056 at 09:40 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 404 519 km

Moon is 404 519 km (251 356 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 324 km (222 031 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after its descending node on 11 November 2056 at 09:30 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 November 2056 at 19:20 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

24 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

12 days after previous South standstill on 11 November 2056 at 06:14 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.728°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.815° in the next northern standstill on 25 November 2056 at 17:50 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 6 December 2056 at 22:31 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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