Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 15 January 2061 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 13 January 2061 at 13:57.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2061 after 20 days on 4 February 2061 at 15:22.
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.
The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee on this date at 08:29, this is 11 days after last perigee on 3 January 2061 at 14:50 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 30 January 2061 at 14:53 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 404 636 km (251 429 mi) away from Earth. It is 772 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 073 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
1 day after its descending node on 13 January 2061 at 15:27 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 January 2061 at 14:07 in ♈ Aries.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 5 January 2061 at 06:43 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.997°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.037° in the next southern standstill on 19 January 2061 at 10:36 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 6 days on 21 January 2061 at 15:16 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.