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Moon phase on 11 August 2056 Friday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1880" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2056 after 13 days on 25 August 2056 at 06:00.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 07:48 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 700 of Meeus index or 1653 from Brown series.
29 days, 9 hours and 59 minutes is the length of new lunation 700. It is 46 minutes longer than next lunation 701 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 45 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 24 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠289.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠317.3°. 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°).
7 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 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 16 August 2056 at 15:34 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 381 324 km (236 944 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 236 km (229 433 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 9 August 2056 at 05:07 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 22 August 2056 at 03:18 in ♑ Capricorn.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 8 August 2056 at 11:18 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.019°. Next 9 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.