Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 September 2061 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2061 | September 2061

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

Waxing Crescent 38% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 38% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 13 September 2061 at 20:37.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1911".

Harvest Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2061 after 8 days on 29 September 2061 at 09:32.

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 763 / 1716

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 763 of Meeus index or 1716 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

Length of current 763 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 4 minutes. It is 2 hours and 54 minutes shorter than next lunation 764 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 20 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 43 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠84.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠84.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠120.1°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 15:48, this is 14 days after last perigee on 6 September 2061 at 10:37 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 2 October 2061 at 13:00 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 404 443 km

This apogee Moon is 404 443 km (251 309 mi) away from Earth. It is 965 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 266 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 15 September 2061 at 08:16 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 29 September 2061 at 16:29 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

18 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

12 days after previous North standstill on 8 September 2061 at 02:43 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.571°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.618° in the next southern standstill on 22 September 2061 at 01:20 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 29 September 2061 at 09:32 in ♈ Aries, 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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