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Moon phase on 21 September 2061 Wednesday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2061 | September 2061

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

First Quarter 47% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 47% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 21 September 2061 at 19:44 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 in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1912".

Harvest Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2061 after 7 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 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 20 September 2061 at 15:48 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 2 October 2061 at 13:00 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 405 073 km

Moon is 405 073 km (251 701 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 993 km (227 418 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 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 8 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

19 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

13 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 7 days

After 7 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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