Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 16 May 2061 Monday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 12 May 2061 at 16:10.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1942" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2061 after 17 days on 3 June 2061 at 06:09.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
10 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 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 May 2061 at 12:47 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 369 014 km (229 295 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 187 km (221 946 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 19:55 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 29 May 2061 at 16:23 in ♎ Libra.
At 19:55 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
7 days after previous South standstill on 8 May 2061 at 17:15 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.372°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.328° in the next northern standstill on 21 May 2061 at 17:45 in ♊ Gemini.
After 2 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.