Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 20 January 2056 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 16 January 2056 at 22:10.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1794" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2056 after 12 days on 1 February 2056 at 12:36.
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.
The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 693 of Meeus index or 1646 from Brown series.
Length of current 693 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 49 minutes. It is 1 hour and 4 minutes shorter than next lunation 694 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 5 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 58 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠75.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠113.6°. 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°).
9 days after point of perigee on 10 January 2056 at 16:48 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 24 January 2056 at 02:22 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 399 514 km (248 246 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 486 km (251 336 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 17 January 2056 at 06:04 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 31 January 2056 at 16:41 in ♋ Cancer.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 15 January 2056 at 19:49 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.177°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.178° in the next northern standstill on 30 January 2056 at 06:21 in ♋ Cancer.
After 12 days on 1 February 2056 at 12:36 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.