Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 9 March 2056 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 8 March 2056 at 15:31.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1921" and ∠1932".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2056 after 21 days on 31 March 2056 at 10:25.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 3 March 2056 at 19:44 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 19 March 2056 at 13:34 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 373 094 km (231 830 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 082 km (252 328 mi).
10 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 11 March 2056 at 17:34 in ♑ Capricorn.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 26 February 2056 at 15:50 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.253°. Next day 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 6 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.