Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 12 March 2056 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days 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 ∠10° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1853" and ∠1930".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2056 after 18 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 26 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°).
8 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 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 19 March 2056 at 13:34 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 386 911 km (240 415 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 082 km (252 328 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 11 March 2056 at 17:34 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 26 March 2056 at 07:57 in ♋ Cancer.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 10 March 2056 at 07:45 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.325°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.456° in the next northern standstill on 25 March 2056 at 00:14 in ♋ Cancer.
After 3 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.