Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 13 April 2056 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2056 | April 2056

Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 7 April 2056 at 01:33.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1777"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1777" and ∠1913".

Pink Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2056 after 16 days on 29 April 2056 at 18:31.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 14 April 2056 at 23:50
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 23 April 2056 at 01:33
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 29 April 2056 at 18:31
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 6 May 2056 at 13:30

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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before perigee

12 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 2 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 403 251 km

The Moon is 403 251 km (250 569 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 631 km (252 669 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after descending node on 7 April 2056 at 18:26 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 22 April 2056 at 10:02 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

6 days since the previous standstill on 6 April 2056 at 13:41 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-21.566°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠21.717° at the point of next northern standstill on 21 April 2056 at 07:19 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day 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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