Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 2 May 2061 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 26 April 2061 at 17:55.
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 ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1791" and ∠1903".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2061 after 2 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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
11 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 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 May 2061 at 02:42 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 400 316 km (248 745 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 209 km (252 407 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 12:29 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 16 May 2061 at 19:55 in ♈ Aries.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 24 April 2061 at 08:45 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.417°. Next 6 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 2 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.