Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 20 April 2061 Wednesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1909".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2061 after 14 days on 4 May 2061 at 14:13.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 03:05 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 758 of Meeus index or 1711 from Brown series.
29 days, 7 hours and 58 minutes is the length of new lunation 758. It is 58 minutes longer than next lunation 759 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 46 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 23 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠343.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠358.7°. 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 8 April 2061 at 18:12 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 21 April 2061 at 03:02 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 364 655 km (226 586 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 852 km (222 980 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 19 April 2061 at 10:03 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 2 May 2061 at 12:29 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.
9 days after previous South standstill on 11 April 2061 at 10:51 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.439°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.417° in the next northern standstill on 24 April 2061 at 08:45 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.