Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 8 November 2056 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 7 November 2056 at 12:20.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1937".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2056 after 13 days on 22 November 2056 at 06:12.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 703 of Meeus index or 1656 from Brown series.
Length of current 703 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 10 minutes. It is 1 hour and 8 minutes shorter than next lunation 704 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 34 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 35 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠353.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠9.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
1 day after point of perigee on 7 November 2056 at 20:56 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 21 November 2056 at 23:18 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 363 342 km (225 770 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 436 km (252 548 mi).
9 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 11 November 2056 at 09:30 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 29 October 2056 at 11:13 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.641°. Next 2 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 13 days on 22 November 2056 at 06:12 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.