Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 20 February 2056 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 15 February 2056 at 14:00.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2056 after 10 days on 2 March 2056 at 00:40.
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.
The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 694 of Meeus index or 1647 from Brown series.
Length of current 694 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 53 minutes. It is 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 695 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 9 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 54 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠113.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠147°. 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 apogee on this date at 22:27, this is 15 days after last perigee on 4 February 2056 at 23:51 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 3 March 2056 at 19:44 in ♎ Libra.
This apogee Moon is 405 159 km (251 754 mi) away from Earth. It is 249 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 550 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
6 days after its descending node on 13 February 2056 at 13:45 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 February 2056 at 01:59 in ♌ Leo.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 12 February 2056 at 02:37 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.191°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.253° in the next northern standstill on 26 February 2056 at 15:50 in ♋ Cancer.
After 10 days on 2 March 2056 at 00:40 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.