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Moon phase on 27 April 2061 Wednesday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 58% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 26 April 2061 at 17:55 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1891" and ∠1906".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2061 after 7 days on 4 May 2061 at 14:13.
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 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 758 of Meeus index or 1711 from Brown series.
Length of current 758 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 58 minutes. 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°).
6 days after point of perigee on 21 April 2061 at 03:02 in ♉ Taurus. 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 6 May 2061 at 02:42 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 379 005 km (235 503 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 209 km (252 407 mi).
8 days 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 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 May 2061 at 12:29 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 24 April 2061 at 08:45 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.417°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.372° in the next southern standstill on 8 May 2061 at 17:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 days on 4 May 2061 at 14:13 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.