Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 20 February 2061 Sunday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Pisces.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 about ∠6° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1896" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2061 after 13 days on 6 March 2061 at 05:54.
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 05:31 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 756 of Meeus index or 1709 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 52 minutes is the length of new lunation 756. It is 2 hours and 10 minutes longer than next lunation 757 length.
Length of current synodic month is 52 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 17 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠299.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠324.8°. 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°).
8 days after point of apogee on 12 February 2061 at 05:47 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 24 February 2061 at 09:19 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 378 129 km (234 958 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 440 km (228 938 mi).
10 days after its descending node on 9 February 2061 at 17:58 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 23 February 2061 at 16:18 in ♈ Aries.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 15 February 2061 at 18:38 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.209°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.299° in the next northern standstill on 28 February 2061 at 20:22 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.