Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 29 May 2061 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Libra.

Share this page: twitter facebook google+ linkedin

Moon phase for

Lunar calendar 2061 | May 2061

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

Waxing Gibbous 81% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 81% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

Previous date | Moon Today | Next date

Moon phases for next 7 days

7 days ago | 7 days after

Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 26 May 2061 at 04:12.

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 ∠17° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1797"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1797" and ∠1893".

Strawberry Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2061 after 4 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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 759 of Meeus index or 1712 from Brown series.

PreviousCurrent lunationNext

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

9 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 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 2 June 2061 at 04:48 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Previous perigeeNext apogee

Distance to Moon 398 799 km

Moon is 398 799 km (247 802 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 301 km (252 464 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 16:23 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 13 June 2061 at 01:57 in ♈ Aries.

Previous nodeNext node

Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.

PreviousCurrent draconic monthNext

Moon before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 21 May 2061 at 17:45 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.328°. Next 6 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.

Previous standstillNext standstill

Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 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.

Previous syzygyNext syzygy

Share this page: twitter facebook google+ linkedin
Back to: Top of page