Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 2 November 2056 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 31 October 2056 at 16:12.
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 ∠3° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1884" and ∠1934".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2056 after 19 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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
7 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 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 November 2056 at 20:56 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 380 453 km (236 403 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 013 km (221 838 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 29 October 2056 at 17:10 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 11 November 2056 at 09:30 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.
4 days after previous North standstill on 29 October 2056 at 11:13 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.641°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.728° in the next southern standstill on 11 November 2056 at 06:14 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 5 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.