Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 1 February 2056 at 12:36.
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 is passing about ∠10° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1942" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2056 after 27 days on 2 March 2056 at 00:40.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 693 of Meeus index or 1646 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 49 minutes. It is 1 hour and 4 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 5 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 58 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠75.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠113.6°.
10 days after point of apogee on 24 January 2056 at 02:22 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 4 February 2056 at 23:51 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 369 100 km (229 348 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 040 km (228 068 mi).
2 days after ascending node on 31 January 2056 at 16:41 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 13 February 2056 at 13:45 in ♑ Capricorn.
2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
4 days since the previous standstill on 30 January 2056 at 06:21 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠21.178°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-21.191° at the point of next southern standstill on 12 February 2056 at 02:37 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 12 days on 15 February 2056 at 14:00 in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.