Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 5 October 2061 Wednesday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2061 | October 2061

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

Last Quarter 57% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 57% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 6 October 2061 at 02:57 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1968"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1919".

Hunter Moon after 23 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2061 after 23 days on 28 October 2061 at 20:12.

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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last 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 perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 2 October 2061 at 13:00 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 18 October 2061 at 11:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 364 243 km

Moon is 364 243 km (226 330 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 366 km (251 883 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 29 September 2061 at 16:29 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 October 2061 at 16:05 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon in northern standstill

At 08:08 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.627°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2061. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.607° in its southern standstill point on 19 October 2061 at 09:07 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 13 October 2061 at 10:41 in ♎ Libra, 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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