Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 19 October 2061 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2061 | October 2061

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

Waxing Crescent 31% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 31% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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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 October 2061 at 10:41.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1771"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1927".

Hunter Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2061 after 9 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 764 / 1717

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 764 of Meeus index or 1717 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.71 days

Length of current 764 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 58 minutes. It is 1 hour and 55 minutes shorter than next lunation 765 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 14 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 49 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠120.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠120.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠151.2°. 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 18 October 2061 at 11:00 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 October 2061 at 10:28 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 404 647 km

Moon is 404 647 km (251 436 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 686 km (224 120 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 12 October 2061 at 16:05 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 October 2061 at 02:38 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 in southern standstill

At 09:07 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.607°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.559° in its northern standstill point on 1 November 2061 at 14:48 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 28 October 2061 at 20:12 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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