Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 April 2061 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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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 16% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 16% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days 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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1965"

Lunar disc appears visually 3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1908".

Flower Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2061 after 11 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

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 758 / 1711

The Moon is 4 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 after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 21 April 2061 at 03:02 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 May 2061 at 02:42 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 364 697 km

Moon is 364 697 km (226 612 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 209 km (252 407 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 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 9 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

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 before northern standstill

12 days after previous South standstill on 11 April 2061 at 10:51 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.439°. Next day 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 11 days

After 11 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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