Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 April 2056 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2056 | April 2056

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

Waxing Crescent 25% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 25% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 14 April 2056 at 23:50.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon is entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1813"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1813" and ∠1909".

Pink Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2056 after 9 days on 29 April 2056 at 18:31.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 14 May 2056 at 16:06

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 696 / 1649

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 696 of Meeus index or 1649 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.68 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 18 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 32 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 31 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠172.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠172.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠196°.

Moon after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 15 April 2056 at 19:35 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 29 April 2056 at 14:48 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 395 316 km

The Moon is 395 316 km (245 638 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 811 km (221 712 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after descending node on 7 April 2056 at 18:26 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, 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

25 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 before northern standstill

13 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 day 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 9 days

In 9 days on 29 April 2056 at 18:31 in ♏ Scorpio 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.

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