Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 December 2056 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2056 | December 2056

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

Waxing Crescent 4% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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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 6 December 2056 at 22:31.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1951"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1951" and ∠1948".

Cold Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2056 after 13 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 704 / 1657

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 704 of Meeus index or 1657 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

Length of current 704 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 18 minutes. It is 1 hour and 3 minutes shorter than next lunation 705 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 26 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 43 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠9.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠9.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠26.4°. 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 perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 6 December 2056 at 09:40 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 19 December 2056 at 02:50 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 367 428 km

Moon is 367 428 km (228 309 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 059 km (252 313 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♑ Capricorn at 17:42 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 23 December 2056 at 00:24 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.

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Moon in southern standstill

At 17:13 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-22.839°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2056. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠22.858° in its northern standstill point on 23 December 2056 at 00:17 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 22 December 2056 at 01:34 in ♋ Cancer, 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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