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Moon phase on 24 June 2061 Friday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2061 | June 2061

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

First Quarter 48% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 48% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 24 June 2061 at 16:54 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 is entering ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1825"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1825" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2061 after 8 days on 2 July 2061 at 20:52.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 2 July 2061 at 20:52
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 10 July 2061 at 10:23
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 17 July 2061 at 01:10
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 24 July 2061 at 08:05

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 760 / 1713

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 760 of Meeus index or 1713 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.3 days

Length of current 760 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 7 minutes. It is 1 hour and 22 minutes shorter than next lunation 761 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 37 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 32 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠13.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠13.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠31.2°. 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 16 June 2061 at 22:16 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 29 June 2061 at 12:19 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 392 756 km

Moon is 392 756 km (244 047 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 739 km (252 115 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 13 June 2061 at 01:57 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 June 2061 at 18:12 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

11 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

6 days after previous North standstill on 18 June 2061 at 03:42 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.260°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.248° in the next southern standstill on 2 July 2061 at 03:48 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 2 July 2061 at 20:52 in ♑ Capricorn, 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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