Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 23 February 2061 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 20 February 2061 at 05:31.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1955" and ∠1939".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2061 after 10 days on 6 March 2061 at 05:54.
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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 756 of Meeus index or 1709 from Brown series.
Length of current 756 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 52 minutes. 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°).
11 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 24 February 2061 at 09:19 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 366 570 km (227 776 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 440 km (228 938 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 16:18 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 8 March 2061 at 23:14 in ♎ Libra.
At 16:18 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
7 days after previous South standstill on 15 February 2061 at 18:38 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.209°. Next 5 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.
After 10 days on 6 March 2061 at 05:54 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.