Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 4 December 2056 Monday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2056 | December 2056

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

Waning Crescent 9% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 9% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 30 November 2056 at 06:37.

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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1967"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1947".

Cold Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2056 after 17 days on 22 December 2056 at 01:34.

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 703 / 1656

The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before perigee

12 days 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 day, 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 364 478 km

Moon is 364 478 km (226 476 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 324 km (222 031 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after its ascending node on 25 November 2056 at 19:20 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 8 December 2056 at 17:42 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

8 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 25 November 2056 at 17:50 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.815°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.839° in the next southern standstill on 8 December 2056 at 17:13 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 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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