Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 July 2056 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2056 | July 2056

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

Waning Crescent 34% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 34% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 4 July 2056 at 18:55.

Moonrise and moonset

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 entering ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2056 after 20 days on 26 July 2056 at 18:54.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 12 July 2056 at 20:20
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 19 July 2056 at 23:45
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 26 July 2056 at 18:54
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 3 August 2056 at 11:52

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 698 / 1651

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 698 of Meeus index or 1651 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.55 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 48 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 32 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 31 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠222.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠222.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠255.1°.

Moon before perigee

11 days after point of perigee on 25 June 2056 at 03:02 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 7 July 2056 at 00:55 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 405 243 km

The Moon is 405 243 km (251 806 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 772 km (251 514 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after descending node on 28 June 2056 at 11:14 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 12 July 2056 at 21:09 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

20 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

8 days since the previous standstill on 27 June 2056 at 19:17 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-22.003°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠22.004° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 July 2056 at 03:18 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 days on 12 July 2056 at 20:20 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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