Gibbous ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 24 December 2056 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 22 December 2056 at 01:34.
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 first ∠1° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1816" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2057 after 27 days on 20 January 2057 at 20:01.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 704 of Meeus index or 1657 from Brown series.
Length of current 704 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 18 minutes. It is 1 hour and 3 minutes shorter than next lunation 705 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 26 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 43 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠9.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠26.4°. 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 19 December 2056 at 02:50 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 January 2057 at 19:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 394 718 km (245 266 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 814 km (224 199 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 23 December 2056 at 00:24 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 January 2057 at 04:48 in ♑ Capricorn.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 23 December 2056 at 00:17 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.858°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.850° in the next southern standstill on 5 January 2057 at 04:44 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 11 days on 5 January 2057 at 09:49 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.