Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 August 2061 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2061 | August 2061

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

Waxing Crescent 26% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 26% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 15 August 2061 at 09:39.

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 ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1793"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1793" and ∠1897".

Sturgeon Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2061 after 10 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 762 / 1715

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 762 of Meeus index or 1715 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

Length of current 762 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 58 minutes. It is 3 hours and 6 minutes shorter than next lunation 763 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 46 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 23 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠53.7°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠53.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠84.5°. 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

8 days after point of perigee on 11 August 2061 at 19:47 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 23 August 2061 at 20:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 399 696 km

Moon is 399 696 km (248 360 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 229 km (251 176 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 19 August 2061 at 00:57 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 September 2061 at 08:31 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days after previous North standstill on 11 August 2061 at 20:45 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.426°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.503° in the next southern standstill on 25 August 2061 at 17:13 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 30 August 2061 at 22:18 in ♓ Pisces, 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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