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Moon phase on 6 April 2056 Thursday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2056 | April 2056

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 56% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 56% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 7 April 2056 at 01:33 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1911"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1911" and ∠1917".

Pink Moon after 23 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2056 after 23 days on 29 April 2056 at 18:31.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 695 / 1648

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 695 of Meeus index or 1648 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.71 days

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°).

Lunation length longer than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠147°

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°.

Moon after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 1 April 2056 at 03:57 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 15 April 2056 at 19:35 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 375 126 km

The Moon is 375 126 km (233 092 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 631 km (252 669 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 26 March 2056 at 07:57 in ♋ Cancer. 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 7 April 2056 at 18:26 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon at southern standstill

At 13:41 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-21.566°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠21.717° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 21 April 2056 at 07:19.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 14 April 2056 at 23:50 in ♈ Aries 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.

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