Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 3 March 2056 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 2 March 2056 at 00:40.
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 first ∠4° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1935".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2056 after 27 days on 31 March 2056 at 10:25.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee on this date at 19:44, this is 11 days after last apogee on 20 February 2056 at 22:27 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 19 March 2056 at 13:34 in ♈ Aries.
This perigee Moon is 361 481 km (224 614 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 027 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 875 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
4 days after its ascending node on 28 February 2056 at 01:59 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 11 March 2056 at 17:34 in ♑ Capricorn.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 26 February 2056 at 15:50 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.253°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.325° in the next southern standstill on 10 March 2056 at 07:45 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 12 days on 16 March 2056 at 06:52 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.