Moon ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 20 November 2056 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 14 November 2056 at 05:33.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2056 after 1 day 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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
12 days 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 day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 November 2056 at 23:18 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 404 400 km (251 283 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 436 km (252 548 mi).
9 days after its descending node on 11 November 2056 at 09:30 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 November 2056 at 19:20 in ♋ Cancer.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 11 November 2056 at 06:14 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.728°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.815° in the next northern standstill on 25 November 2056 at 17:50 in ♋ Cancer.
After 1 day 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.