Moon* ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 16 June 2061 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 11 June 2061 at 02:42.
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 ∠8° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2061 after 16 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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 22:16, this is 14 days after last apogee on 2 June 2061 at 04:48 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 29 June 2061 at 12:19 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 358 371 km (222 681 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 137 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 985 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
3 days after its ascending node on 13 June 2061 at 01:57 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 June 2061 at 18:12 in ♎ Libra.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 4 June 2061 at 22:36 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.272°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.260° in the next northern standstill on 18 June 2061 at 03:42 in ♋ Cancer.
After 1 day 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.