Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 2 December 2056 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 30 November 2056 at 06:37.
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 about ∠9° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1937" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2056 after 19 days on 22 December 2056 at 01:34.
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 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 21 November 2056 at 23:18 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 December 2056 at 09:40 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 369 961 km (229 883 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 324 km (222 031 mi).
6 days after its ascending node on 25 November 2056 at 19:20 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 December 2056 at 17:42 in ♑ Capricorn.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 25 November 2056 at 17:50 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.815°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.839° in the next southern standstill on 8 December 2056 at 17:13 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 4 days on 6 December 2056 at 22:31 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.