Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 20 July 2061 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 17 July 2061 at 01:10.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1861" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2061 after 11 days on 1 August 2061 at 10:11.
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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 761 of Meeus index or 1714 from Brown series.
Length of current 761 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 29 minutes. It is 2 hours and 29 minutes shorter than next lunation 762 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 15 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 54 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠31.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠53.7°. 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 15 July 2061 at 03:23 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 July 2061 at 02:41 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 385 173 km (239 335 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 826 km (251 547 mi).
10 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 22 July 2061 at 20:17 in ♎ Libra.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 15 July 2061 at 13:04 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.294°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.342° in the next southern standstill on 29 July 2061 at 09:52 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 11 days on 1 August 2061 at 10:11 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.