Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 12 September 2056 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 9 September 2056 at 17:47.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1907".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2056 after 11 days on 23 September 2056 at 19:34.
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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 701 of Meeus index or 1654 from Brown series.
Length of current 701 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 13 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2056. It is 7 minutes shorter than next lunation 702 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 31 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 38 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠317.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠337.6°. 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 10:34, this is 11 days after last apogee on 31 August 2056 at 14:03 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 28 September 2056 at 07:58 in ♉ Taurus.
This perigee Moon is 364 705 km (226 617 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 197 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 5 651 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
7 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 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 September 2056 at 05:52 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.
7 days after previous North standstill on 4 September 2056 at 19:42 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.139°. Next 5 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 11 days on 23 September 2056 at 19:34 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.