Crescent ♑ Capricorn
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 about ∠14° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1899" and ∠1931".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2056 after 20 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 24 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.
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°).
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.
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°.
6 days 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 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 19 March 2056 at 13:34 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 377 474 km (234 551 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 082 km (252 328 mi).
11 days after ascending node on 28 February 2056 at 01:59 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 11 March 2056 at 17:34 in ♑ Capricorn.
11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 07:45 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-21.325°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠21.456° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 25 March 2056 at 00:14.
In 5 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.