Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 9 August 2056 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 3 August 2056 at 11:52.
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 ∠25° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1834" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2056 after 15 days on 25 August 2056 at 06:00.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 3 August 2056 at 19:11 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 16 August 2056 at 15:34 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 390 885 km (242 885 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 236 km (229 433 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 05:07 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 22 August 2056 at 03:18 in ♑ Capricorn.
At 05:07 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
1 day after previous North standstill on 8 August 2056 at 11:18 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.019°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.057° in the next southern standstill on 21 August 2056 at 11:04 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 1 day 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.