Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 16 May 2061 Monday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2061 | May 2061

Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 13% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 13% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 12 May 2061 at 16:10.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1942"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1942" and ∠1897".

Strawberry Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2061 after 17 days on 3 June 2061 at 06:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 19 May 2061 at 11:03
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 26 May 2061 at 04:12
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 3 June 2061 at 06:09
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 11 June 2061 at 02:42

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 758 / 1711

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.

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Synodic month length 29.33 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 58 minutes. It is 58 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 46 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 23 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠343.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠343.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠358.7°.

Moon before apogee

10 days after point of apogee on 6 May 2061 at 02:42 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 19 May 2061 at 12:47 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 369 014 km

The Moon is 369 014 km (229 295 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 187 km (221 946 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 19:55 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 29 May 2061 at 16:23 in ♎ Libra.

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New draconic month

At 19:55 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon before northern standstill

7 days since the previous standstill on 8 May 2061 at 17:15 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.372°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.328° at the point of next northern standstill on 21 May 2061 at 17:45 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 days on 19 May 2061 at 11:03 in ♉ Taurus the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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