Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 9 June 2056 Friday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 5 June 2056 at 03:21.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2056 after 17 days on 27 June 2056 at 09:47.
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.
The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 697 of Meeus index or 1650 from Brown series.
Length of current 697 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 58 minutes. It is 1 hour and 42 minutes longer than next lunation 698 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 14 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 49 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠196°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠222.4°. 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 08:50, this is 12 days after last perigee on 28 May 2056 at 00:00 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 25 June 2056 at 03:02 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This apogee Moon is 405 783 km (252 142 mi) away from Earth. It is 375 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 926 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
8 days after its descending node on 1 June 2056 at 02:08 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 15 June 2056 at 14:37 in ♋ Cancer.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 31 May 2056 at 08:32 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.964°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.004° in the next northern standstill on 14 June 2056 at 20:08 in ♋ Cancer.
After 3 days on 13 June 2056 at 07:04 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.