Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 12 October 2056 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 9 October 2056 at 03:00.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1923".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2056 after 10 days on 23 October 2056 at 11:46.
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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 702 of Meeus index or 1655 from Brown series.
Length of current 702 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 20 minutes. It is 50 minutes shorter than next lunation 703 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 24 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 45 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠337.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠353.9°. 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 10 October 2056 at 11:04 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 25 October 2056 at 20:58 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 363 775 km (226 039 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 235 km (252 423 mi).
9 days after its ascending node on 2 October 2056 at 15:45 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 October 2056 at 06:24 in ♑ Capricorn.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 2 October 2056 at 03:51 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.376°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.495° in the next southern standstill on 14 October 2056 at 21:56 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 10 days on 23 October 2056 at 11:46 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.