Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 April 2061 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2061 | April 2061

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

Waxing Crescent 3% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 20 April 2061 at 03:04.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1909".

Flower Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2061 after 13 days on 4 May 2061 at 14:13.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 26 April 2061 at 17:55
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 4 May 2061 at 14:13
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 12 May 2061 at 16:10
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 19 May 2061 at 11:03

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 758 / 1711

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 758 of Meeus index or 1711 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.33 days

Length of current 758 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 58 minutes. It is 58 minutes longer than next lunation 759 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 46 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 23 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠343.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠343.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠358.7°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 03:02, this is 12 days after last apogee on 8 April 2061 at 18:12 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 6 May 2061 at 02:42 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 358 852 km

This perigee Moon is 358 852 km (222 980 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 656 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 504 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 19 April 2061 at 10:03 in ♈ Aries, 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 2 May 2061 at 12:29 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

2 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 before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 11 April 2061 at 10:51 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.439°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.417° in the next northern standstill on 24 April 2061 at 08:45 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 4 May 2061 at 14:13 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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