Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 8 April 2061 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 4 April 2061 at 21:47.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1916".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2061 after 26 days on 4 May 2061 at 14:13.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 apogee on this date at 18:12, this is 15 days after last perigee on 23 March 2061 at 21:11 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 21 April 2061 at 03:02 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 405 543 km (251 993 mi) away from Earth. It is 135 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 166 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
3 days after its descending node on 5 April 2061 at 06:12 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 19 April 2061 at 10:03 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 March 2061 at 01:47 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.422°. Next 2 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 11 days on 20 April 2061 at 03:04 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.