Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 31 January 2061 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 28 January 2061 at 18:10.
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 ∠18° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1959" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2061 after 4 days on 4 February 2061 at 15:22.
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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 755 of Meeus index or 1708 from Brown series.
Length of current 755 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 15 minutes. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 30 January 2061 at 14:53 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 February 2061 at 05:47 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 365 805 km (227 301 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 249 km (251 189 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 27 January 2061 at 14:07 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 9 February 2061 at 17:58 in ♎ Libra.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 19 January 2061 at 10:36 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.037°. Next day 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.
After 4 days on 4 February 2061 at 15:22 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.