Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 21 January 2061 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1839" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2061 after 14 days on 4 February 2061 at 15:22.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 15:16 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 755 of Meeus index or 1708 from Brown series.
29 days, 14 hours and 15 minutes is the length of new lunation 755. It is 2 hours and 23 minutes longer than next lunation 756 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 31 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 32 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠265.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠299.9°. 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°).
6 days 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 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 January 2061 at 14:53 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 389 775 km (242 195 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 564 km (229 636 mi).
7 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 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 January 2061 at 14:07 in ♈ Aries.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 19 January 2061 at 10:36 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.037°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.115° in the next northern standstill on 1 February 2061 at 14:36 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.