Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 23 March 2061 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 21 March 2061 at 17:23.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1924".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2061 after 12 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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 757 of Meeus index or 1710 from Brown series.
Length of current 757 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 42 minutes. It is 1 hour and 44 minutes longer than next lunation 758 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 2 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 7 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠324.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠343.2°. 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 perigee on this date at 21:11, this is 11 days after last apogee on 12 March 2061 at 02:00 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 8 April 2061 at 18:12 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 363 081 km (225 608 mi) away from Earth. It is 573 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 7 275 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its ascending node on 22 March 2061 at 23:32 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 April 2061 at 06:12 in ♎ Libra.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 15 March 2061 at 03:06 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.381°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.422° in the next northern standstill on 28 March 2061 at 01:47 in ♋ Cancer.
After 12 days on 4 April 2061 at 21:47 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.