Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 16 January 2061 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days 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.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2061 after 19 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 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.
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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 15 January 2061 at 08:29 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 January 2061 at 14:53 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 405 032 km (251 675 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 564 km (229 636 mi).
2 days 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 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 January 2061 at 14:07 in ♈ Aries.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 5 January 2061 at 06:43 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.997°. Next 2 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 5 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.