Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 15 June 2056 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 13 June 2056 at 07:04.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1834" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2056 after 11 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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 698 of Meeus index or 1651 from Brown series.
Length of current 698 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 48 minutes longer than next lunation 699 length.
Length of current synodic month is 32 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 31 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠222.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠255.1°. 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 9 June 2056 at 08:50 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 25 June 2056 at 03:02 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 390 876 km (242 879 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 147 km (225 649 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 14:37 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 28 June 2056 at 11:14 in ♑ Capricorn.
At 14:37 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
1 day after previous North standstill on 14 June 2056 at 20:08 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.004°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.003° in the next southern standstill on 27 June 2056 at 19:17 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 11 days on 27 June 2056 at 09:47 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.