Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 23 October 2056 at 11:46.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1785" and ∠1932".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2056 after 24 days on 22 November 2056 at 06:12.
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 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 702 of Meeus index or 1655 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 20 minutes. It is 50 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 24 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 45 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠337.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠353.9°.
2 days after point of apogee on 25 October 2056 at 20:58 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 7 November 2056 at 20:56 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 401 460 km (249 456 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 013 km (221 838 mi).
13 days after descending node on 15 October 2056 at 06:24 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 29 October 2056 at 17:10 in ♋ Cancer.
25 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
13 days since the previous standstill on 14 October 2056 at 21:56 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-22.495°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠22.641° at the point of next northern standstill on 29 October 2056 at 11:13 in ♋ Cancer.
In 10 days on 7 November 2056 at 12:20 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.