Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 8 May 2061 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 4 May 2061 at 14:13.
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.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1782" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2061 after 25 days on 3 June 2061 at 06:09.
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 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 6 May 2061 at 02:42 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 May 2061 at 12:47 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 402 317 km (249 988 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 187 km (221 946 mi).
5 days after its descending node on 2 May 2061 at 12:29 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 May 2061 at 19:55 in ♈ Aries.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 17:15 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.372°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.328° in its northern standstill point on 21 May 2061 at 17:45 in ♊ Gemini.
After 10 days on 19 May 2061 at 11:03 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.