Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 4 June 2061 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 3 June 2061 at 06:09.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1777" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2061 after 28 days on 2 July 2061 at 20:52.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 2 June 2061 at 04:48 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 16 June 2061 at 22:16 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 403 349 km (250 629 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 371 km (222 681 mi).
5 days 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 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 June 2061 at 01:57 in ♈ Aries.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 22:36 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.272°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.260° in its northern standstill point on 18 June 2061 at 03:42 in ♋ Cancer.
After 13 days on 17 June 2061 at 18:03 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.