Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 29 December 2056 Friday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2056 | December 2056

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 53% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 53% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 29 December 2056 at 18:22 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1926"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1926" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2057 after 22 days on 20 January 2057 at 20:01.

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 704 / 1657

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last 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 before perigee

10 days after point of apogee on 19 December 2056 at 02:50 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 January 2057 at 19:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 372 140 km

Moon is 372 140 km (231 237 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 814 km (224 199 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 days after its ascending node on 23 December 2056 at 00:24 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 January 2057 at 04:48 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

6 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 after northern standstill

6 days after previous North standstill on 23 December 2056 at 00:17 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.858°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.850° in the next southern standstill on 5 January 2057 at 04:44 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 5 January 2057 at 09:49 in ♑ Capricorn, 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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