Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 16 January 2061 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2061 | January 2061

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

Waning Crescent 24% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 24% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 13 January 2061 at 13:57.

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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♐ Sagittarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1950".

Snow Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2061 after 19 days on 4 February 2061 at 15:22.

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 754 / 1707

The Moon is 24 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.

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Synodic month length 29.69 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 37 minutes. It is 2 hours and 22 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 53 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 10 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠228.7°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠228.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠265.6°.

Moon after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 15 January 2061 at 08:29 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 14 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 30 January 2061 at 14:53 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 405 032 km

The Moon is 405 032 km (251 675 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 14 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 564 km (229 636 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after descending node on 13 January 2061 at 15:27 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 27 January 2061 at 14:07 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

11 days since the previous standstill on 5 January 2061 at 06:43 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.997°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.037° at the point of next southern standstill on 19 January 2061 at 10:36 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 21 January 2061 at 15:16 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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