Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 3 January 2061 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 30 December 2060 at 09:29.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2061 after 2 days on 6 January 2061 at 02:24.
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.
The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 754 of Meeus index or 1707 from Brown series.
Length of current 754 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 37 minutes. It is 2 hours and 22 minutes longer than next lunation 755 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 53 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 10 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠228.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠265.6°. 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 is reaching point of perigee on this date at 14:50, this is 16 days after last apogee on 18 December 2060 at 13:24 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 15 January 2061 at 08:29 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 364 234 km (226 325 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 726 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 6 122 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
2 days after its ascending node on 31 December 2060 at 13:55 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 January 2061 at 15:27 in ♎ Libra.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 23 December 2060 at 03:55 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.980°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.997° in the next northern standstill on 5 January 2061 at 06:43 in ♋ Cancer.
After 2 days on 6 January 2061 at 02:24 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.