Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 1 January 2061 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2061 | January 2061

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 73% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 73% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 30 December 2060 at 09:29.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2061 after 4 days on 6 January 2061 at 02:24.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 754 / 1707

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 754 of Meeus index or 1707 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.69 days

Length of current 754 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 37 minutes. It is 2 hours and 22 minutes longer than next lunation 755 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 53 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 10 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠228.7°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠228.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠265.6°. 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°).

Moon before perigee

13 days after point of apogee on 18 December 2060 at 13:24 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 January 2061 at 14:50 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 363 389 km

Moon is 363 389 km (225 799 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 234 km (226 325 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 31 December 2060 at 13:55 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 January 2061 at 15:27 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 23 December 2060 at 03:55 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.980°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.997° in the next northern standstill on 5 January 2061 at 06:43 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 6 January 2061 at 02:24 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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