Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 22 February 2061 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2061 | February 2061

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

Waxing Crescent 6% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 20 February 2061 at 05:31.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon is entering ♈ Aries

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1939"

Lunar disc appears visually 0% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1939" and ∠1939".

Worm Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2061 after 11 days on 6 March 2061 at 05:54.

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 756 / 1709

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 756 of Meeus index or 1709 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.49 days

Length of current 756 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 52 minutes. It is 2 hours and 10 minutes longer than next lunation 757 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 52 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 17 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠299.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠299.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠324.8°. 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

10 days after point of apogee on 12 February 2061 at 05:47 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 24 February 2061 at 09:19 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 369 698 km

Moon is 369 698 km (229 720 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 440 km (228 938 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after its descending node on 9 February 2061 at 17:58 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 23 February 2061 at 16:18 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 15 February 2061 at 18:38 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.209°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.299° in the next northern standstill on 28 February 2061 at 20:22 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 6 March 2061 at 05:54 in ♍ Virgo, 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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