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Moon phase on 27 May 2061 Friday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2061 | May 2061

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 63% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 63% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 26 May 2061 at 04:12 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1834"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1834" and ∠1893".

Strawberry Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2061 after 6 days on 3 June 2061 at 06:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 24 June 2061 at 16:54

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 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 before apogee

7 days 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 5 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 390 781 km

Moon is 390 781 km (242 820 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 301 km (252 464 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 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 2 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

10 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 after northern standstill

5 days after previous North standstill on 21 May 2061 at 17:45 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.328°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.272° in the next southern standstill on 4 June 2061 at 22:36 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 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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