Moon ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 15 July 2061 Friday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 10 July 2061 at 10:23.
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 first ∠2° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2061 after 16 days on 1 August 2061 at 10:11.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 760 of Meeus index or 1713 from Brown series.
Length of current 760 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 7 minutes. It is 1 hour and 22 minutes shorter than next lunation 761 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 37 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 32 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠13.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠31.2°. 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 03:23, this is 15 days after last apogee on 29 June 2061 at 12:19 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 27 July 2061 at 02:41 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 362 013 km (224 944 mi) away from Earth. It is 495 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 343 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
5 days after its ascending node on 10 July 2061 at 03:50 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 22 July 2061 at 20:17 in ♎ Libra.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 13:04 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.294°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.342° in its southern standstill point on 29 July 2061 at 09:52 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 1 day on 17 July 2061 at 01:10 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.