Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 29 October 2056 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 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 about ∠12° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1799" and ∠1932".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2056 after 23 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 20 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.
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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 25 October 2056 at 20:58 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 November 2056 at 20:56 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 398 360 km (247 529 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 013 km (221 838 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 17:10 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 11 November 2056 at 09:30 in ♑ Capricorn.
At 17:10 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
At 11:13 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠22.641°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-22.728° in its southern standstill point on 11 November 2056 at 06:14 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 9 days on 7 November 2056 at 12:20 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.