Gibbous ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 26 March 2056 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 24 March 2056 at 11:17.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1869" and ∠1923".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2056 after 4 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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 695 of Meeus index or 1648 from Brown series.
Length of current 695 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 58 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2056. It is 42 minutes longer than next lunation 696 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 14 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 49 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠147°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠172.8°. 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 19 March 2056 at 13:34 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 April 2056 at 03:57 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 383 488 km (238 288 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 689 km (222 258 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 07:57 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 7 April 2056 at 18:26 in ♑ Capricorn.
At 07:57 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
1 day after previous North standstill on 25 March 2056 at 00:14 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.456°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.566° in the next southern standstill on 6 April 2056 at 13:41 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 4 days on 31 March 2056 at 10:25 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.