Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 4 March 2056 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 91% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 91% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 2 March 2056 at 00:40.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1934".

Worm Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2056 after 26 days on 31 March 2056 at 10:25.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 8 March 2056 at 15:31
  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 16 March 2056 at 06:52
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 24 March 2056 at 11:17
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 31 March 2056 at 10:25

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 694 / 1647

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 694 of Meeus index or 1647 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.7 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 53 minutes. It is 5 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°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 9 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 54 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠113.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠113.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠147°.

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 3 March 2056 at 19:44 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 15 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 19 March 2056 at 13:34 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 363 639 km

The Moon is 363 639 km (225 955 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 15 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 082 km (252 328 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after ascending node on 28 February 2056 at 01:59 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 11 March 2056 at 17:34 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

5 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

6 days since the previous standstill on 26 February 2056 at 15:50 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠21.253°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-21.325° at the point of next southern standstill on 10 March 2056 at 07:45 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 16 March 2056 at 06:52 in ♓ Pisces 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.

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