Quarter* ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 2 August 2056 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 26 July 2056 at 18:54.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2056 after 22 days on 25 August 2056 at 06:00.
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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
11 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 day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 August 2056 at 19:11 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 404 620 km (251 419 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 218 km (251 169 mi).
7 days 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 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 August 2056 at 05:07 in ♋ Cancer.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 25 July 2056 at 04:24 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.000°. Next 5 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.
After 8 days on 11 August 2056 at 07:48 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.