Moon ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 26 July 2056 Wednesday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1896" and ∠1889".
The Full Moon this days is the Buck of July 2056.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 22 July 2056 at 11:47 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 August 2056 at 19:11 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 378 083 km (234 930 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 218 km (251 169 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 25 July 2056 at 20:38 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 August 2056 at 05:07 in ♋ Cancer.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 25 July 2056 at 04:24 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.000°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.019° in the next northern standstill on 8 August 2056 at 11:18 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.