Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 16 August 2056 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 11 August 2056 at 07:48.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2056 after 8 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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 700 of Meeus index or 1653 from Brown series.
Length of current 700 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 59 minutes. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 15:34, this is 12 days after last apogee on 3 August 2056 at 19:11 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 31 August 2056 at 14:03 in ♉ Taurus.
This perigee Moon is 369 236 km (229 433 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 728 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 120 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
7 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 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 22 August 2056 at 03:18 in ♑ Capricorn.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 8 August 2056 at 11:18 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.019°. Next 4 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 8 days on 25 August 2056 at 06:00 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.