Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 31 March 2061 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 28 March 2061 at 09:26.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1880" and ∠1920".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2061 after 4 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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
7 days after point of perigee on 23 March 2061 at 21:11 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 8 April 2061 at 18:12 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 381 321 km (236 942 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 543 km (251 993 mi).
8 days 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 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 April 2061 at 06:12 in ♎ Libra.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 28 March 2061 at 01:47 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.422°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.439° in the next southern standstill on 11 April 2061 at 10:51 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 4 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.