Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 4 February 2056 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days 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 ∠25° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1958" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2056 after 26 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 18 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.
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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 23:51, this is 11 days after last apogee on 24 January 2056 at 02:22 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 20 February 2056 at 22:27 in ♈ Aries.
This perigee Moon is 367 040 km (228 068 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 532 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 3 316 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
3 days after its ascending node on 31 January 2056 at 16:41 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 February 2056 at 13:45 in ♑ Capricorn.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 30 January 2056 at 06:21 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.178°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.191° in the next southern standstill on 12 February 2056 at 02:37 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 11 days on 15 February 2056 at 14:00 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.