Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 25 April 2056 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2056 | April 2056

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

Waxing Gibbous 75% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 75% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 23 April 2056 at 01:33.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1925"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1925" and ∠1907".

Pink Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2056 after 4 days on 29 April 2056 at 18:31.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 22 May 2056 at 11:50

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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 before apogee

9 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 4 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 372 337 km

The Moon is 372 337 km (231 359 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 811 km (221 712 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after ascending node on 22 April 2056 at 10:02 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 4 May 2056 at 20:18 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

3 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 after northern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 21 April 2056 at 07:19 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠21.717°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-21.812° at the point of next southern standstill on 3 May 2056 at 22:04 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 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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