Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 95% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 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 about ∠12° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1938" and ∠1921".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2056 after 1 day 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 12 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.
The length of the 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 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 14 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 49 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠147°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠172.8°.
9 days after point of apogee on 19 March 2056 at 13:34 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 1 April 2056 at 03:57 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 369 896 km (229 843 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 689 km (222 258 mi).
3 days after ascending node on 26 March 2056 at 07:57 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 7 April 2056 at 18:26 in ♑ Capricorn.
3 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
4 days since the previous standstill on 25 March 2056 at 00:14 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠21.456°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-21.566° at the point of next southern standstill on 6 April 2056 at 13:41 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 1 day on 31 March 2056 at 10:25 in ♎ Libra the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.