Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 15 April 2056 Saturday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1912".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2056 after 14 days on 29 April 2056 at 18:31.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 23:50 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 696 of Meeus index or 1649 from Brown series.
29 days, 16 hours and 16 minutes is the length of new lunation 696. It is 1 hour and 18 minutes longer than next lunation 697 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 32 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 31 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠172.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠196°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 19:35, this is 14 days after last perigee on 1 April 2056 at 03:57 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 29 April 2056 at 14:48 in ♏ Scorpio.
This apogee Moon is 406 631 km (252 669 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2056. It is 1 223 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 78 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
7 days after its descending node on 7 April 2056 at 18:26 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 April 2056 at 10:02 in ♋ Cancer.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 6 April 2056 at 13:41 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.566°. Next 5 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.