Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 31 May 2061 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 26 May 2061 at 04:12.
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 ∠11° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2061 after 2 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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 759 of Meeus index or 1712 from Brown series.
Length of current 759 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 1 minute. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2061. It is 7 minutes shorter than next lunation 760 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 44 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 25 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠358.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠13.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
11 days after point of perigee on 19 May 2061 at 12:47 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 2 June 2061 at 04:48 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 403 925 km (250 987 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 301 km (252 464 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 29 May 2061 at 16:23 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 June 2061 at 01:57 in ♈ Aries.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 21 May 2061 at 17:45 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.328°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.272° in the next southern standstill on 4 June 2061 at 22:36 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 days on 3 June 2061 at 06:09 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.