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Moon phase on 7 April 2056 Friday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 46% and getting smaller. The 22 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.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1887" and ∠1916".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2056 after 22 days on 29 April 2056 at 18:31.
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.
The Moon is 22 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.
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 perigee on 1 April 2056 at 03:57 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 15 April 2056 at 19:35 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 379 753 km (235 968 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 631 km (252 669 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♑ Capricorn at 18:26 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 22 April 2056 at 10:02 in ♋ Cancer.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 6 April 2056 at 13:41 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.566°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.717° in the next northern standstill on 21 April 2056 at 07:19 in ♋ Cancer.
After 7 days on 14 April 2056 at 23:50 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.