Moon* ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 8 September 2056 Friday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 2 September 2056 at 05:43.
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 first ∠0° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1890" and ∠1905".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2056 after 15 days on 23 September 2056 at 19:34.
The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
7 days after point of apogee on 31 August 2056 at 14:03 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 September 2056 at 10:34 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 379 221 km (235 637 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 705 km (226 617 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 5 September 2056 at 11:57 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 September 2056 at 05:52 in ♑ Capricorn.
3 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 4 September 2056 at 19:42 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.139°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.234° in the next southern standstill on 17 September 2056 at 16:12 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 1 day on 9 September 2056 at 17:47 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.