Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 22 July 2056 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 19 July 2056 at 23:45.
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 is passing first ∠4° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2056 after 4 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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 699 of Meeus index or 1652 from Brown series.
Length of current 699 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 28 minutes. It is 1 hour and 29 minutes longer than next lunation 700 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 16 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 53 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠255.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠289.7°. 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 perigee on this date at 11:47, this is 15 days after last apogee on 7 July 2056 at 00:55 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 3 August 2056 at 19:11 in ♉ Taurus.
This perigee Moon is 368 056 km (228 699 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 548 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 2 300 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
9 days after its ascending node on 12 July 2056 at 21:09 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 July 2056 at 20:38 in ♑ Capricorn.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 12 July 2056 at 03:18 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.004°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.000° in the next southern standstill on 25 July 2056 at 04:24 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 4 days on 26 July 2056 at 18:54 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.