Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 May 2061 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2061 | May 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 ♊ Gemini.

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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 19 May 2061 at 11:03.

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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1961"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1895".

Strawberry Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2061 after 12 days on 3 June 2061 at 06:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 26 May 2061 at 04:12
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 3 June 2061 at 06:09
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 11 June 2061 at 02:42
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 17 June 2061 at 18:03

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 759 / 1712

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 759 of Meeus index or 1712 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.29 days

Length of current 759 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 1 minute. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2061. It is 7 minutes shorter than next lunation 760 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 44 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 25 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠358.7°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠358.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠13.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 19 May 2061 at 12:47 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 2 June 2061 at 04:48 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 365 527 km

Moon is 365 527 km (227 128 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 301 km (252 464 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after its ascending node on 16 May 2061 at 19:55 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 May 2061 at 16:23 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 in northern standstill

At 17:45 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.328°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.272° in its southern standstill point on 4 June 2061 at 22:36 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 3 June 2061 at 06:09 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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