Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 21 August 2056 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 18 August 2056 at 04:13.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1929" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2056 after 3 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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 16 August 2056 at 15:34 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 31 August 2056 at 14:03 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 371 574 km (230 885 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 515 km (251 354 mi).
12 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 22 August 2056 at 03:18 in ♑ Capricorn.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 11:04 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-22.057°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠22.139° in its northern standstill point on 4 September 2056 at 19:42 in ♋ Cancer.
After 3 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.