Quarter ♊ Gemini
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 54% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 6 September 2061 at 21:12 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1904".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2061 after 22 days on 29 September 2061 at 09:32.
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.
The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 762 of Meeus index or 1715 from Brown series.
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.
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.
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 is reaching point of perigee on this date at 10:37, this is 13 days after last apogee on 23 August 2061 at 20:28 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 20 September 2061 at 15:48 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 369 805 km (229 786 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest perigee of 2061. It is 7 297 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 551 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
4 days after its ascending node on 2 September 2061 at 08:31 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 September 2061 at 08:16 in ♎ Libra.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 25 August 2061 at 17:13 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.503°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.571° in the next northern standstill on 8 September 2061 at 02:43 in ♋ Cancer.
After 7 days on 13 September 2061 at 20:37 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.