Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 October 2061 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2061 | October 2061

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

Waning Crescent 1% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 6 October 2061 at 02:57.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1831"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1831" and ∠1923".

Hunter Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2061 after 16 days on 28 October 2061 at 20:12.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 763 / 1716

The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before apogee

9 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 5 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 391 382 km

Moon is 391 382 km (243 193 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 366 km (251 883 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 16:05 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 27 October 2061 at 02:38 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 5 October 2061 at 08:08 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.627°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.607° in the next southern standstill on 19 October 2061 at 09:07 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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