Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 7 July 2056 Friday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 4 July 2056 at 18:55.
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 ∠16° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2056 after 19 days on 26 July 2056 at 18:54.
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 24 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.
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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 00:55, this is 11 days after last perigee on 25 June 2056 at 03:02 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 22 July 2056 at 11:47 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This apogee Moon is 404 772 km (251 514 mi) away from Earth. It is 636 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 937 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
9 days after its descending node on 28 June 2056 at 11:14 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 July 2056 at 21:09 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 27 June 2056 at 19:17 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.003°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.004° in the next northern standstill on 12 July 2056 at 03:18 in ♋ Cancer.
After 5 days on 12 July 2056 at 20:20 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.