Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 15 December 2061 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2061 | December 2061

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

Waxing Crescent 11% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 11% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 11 December 2061 at 22:32.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1789"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1789" and ∠1950".

Cold Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2061 after 11 days on 26 December 2061 at 16:53.

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 766 / 1719

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 766 of Meeus index or 1719 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.81 days

Length of current 766 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 20 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2061. It is 1 hour and 2 minutes longer than next lunation 767 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 36 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 27 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠176.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠176.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠201.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 12 December 2061 at 07:27 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 23 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 8 January 2062 at 09:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 400 629 km

Moon is 400 629 km (248 939 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 23 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 473 km (252 571 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 5 December 2061 at 23:41 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 December 2061 at 15:02 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

22 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 after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 12 December 2061 at 21:05 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.385°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.396° in the next northern standstill on 26 December 2061 at 10:29 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 26 December 2061 at 16:53 in ♊ Gemini, 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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