Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 6 February 2061 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 4 February 2061 at 15:22.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1834" and ∠1945".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2061 after 27 days on 6 March 2061 at 05:54.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
6 days 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 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 February 2061 at 05:47 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 390 918 km (242 905 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 249 km (251 189 mi).
9 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 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 9 February 2061 at 17:58 in ♎ Libra.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 1 February 2061 at 14:36 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.115°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.209° in the next southern standstill on 15 February 2061 at 18:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 13 days on 20 February 2061 at 05:31 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.