Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 2 May 2061 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2061 | May 2061

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

Waxing Gibbous 96% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 26 April 2061 at 17:55.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1791"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1791" and ∠1903".

Flower Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2061 after 2 days on 4 May 2061 at 14:13.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 26 May 2061 at 04:12

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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 before apogee

11 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 3 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 400 316 km

Moon is 400 316 km (248 745 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 209 km (252 407 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 12:29 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 16 May 2061 at 19:55 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

13 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 24 April 2061 at 08:45 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.417°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.372° in the next southern standstill on 8 May 2061 at 17:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 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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