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Moon phase on 5 January 2061 Wednesday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2061 | January 2061

Full Moon phase
Full Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 14 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 6 January 2061 at 02:24 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1934"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1934" and ∠1951".

It is Wolf Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Wolf of January 2061.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunation 754 / 1707

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 3 January 2061 at 14:50 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 15 January 2061 at 08:29 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 370 628 km

Moon is 370 628 km (230 298 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 636 km (251 429 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days 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 8 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

4 days 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 in northern standstill

At 06:43 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠27.997°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2061. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.037° in its southern standstill point on 19 January 2061 at 10:36 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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