Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 6 August 2061 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2061 | August 2061

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

Waning Gibbous 73% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 73% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 1 August 2061 at 10:11.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1932"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1932" and ∠1892".

Sturgeon Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2061 after 24 days on 30 August 2061 at 22:18.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 761 / 1714

The Moon is 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 761 of Meeus index or 1714 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.35 days

Length of current 761 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 29 minutes. It is 2 hours and 29 minutes shorter than next lunation 762 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 15 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 54 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠31.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠31.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠53.7°. 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 perigee

10 days after point of apogee on 27 July 2061 at 02:41 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 11 August 2061 at 19:47 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 371 064 km

Moon is 371 064 km (230 568 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 956 km (228 016 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 04:44 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 19 August 2061 at 00:57 in ♎ Libra.

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New draconic month

At 04:44 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 29 July 2061 at 09:52 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.342°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.426° in the next northern standstill on 11 August 2061 at 20:45 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 15 August 2061 at 09:39 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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