Quarter ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 12 March 2061 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 6 March 2061 at 05:54.
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 first ∠2° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1930".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2061 after 23 days on 4 April 2061 at 21:47.
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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 02:00, this is 15 days after last perigee on 24 February 2061 at 09:19 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 23 March 2061 at 21:11 in ♈ Aries.
This apogee Moon is 404 673 km (251 452 mi) away from Earth. It is 735 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 036 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
3 days after its descending node on 8 March 2061 at 23:14 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 March 2061 at 23:32 in ♈ Aries.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 28 February 2061 at 20:22 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.299°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.381° in the next southern standstill on 15 March 2061 at 03:06 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 9 days on 21 March 2061 at 17:23 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.