Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 13 January 2061 Thursday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2061 | January 2061

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 51% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 51% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 13 January 2061 at 13:57 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1776"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1776" and ∠1951".

Snow Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2061 after 22 days on 4 February 2061 at 15:22.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 754 / 1707

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last 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 apogee

9 days 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 day, 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 403 476 km

Moon is 403 476 km (250 708 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 636 km (251 429 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 15:27 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 27 January 2061 at 14:07 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days after previous North standstill on 5 January 2061 at 06:43 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.997°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.037° in the next southern standstill on 19 January 2061 at 10:36 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 21 January 2061 at 15:16 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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