Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 28 July 2061 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 24 July 2061 at 08:05.
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 ∠21° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2061 after 3 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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 27 July 2061 at 02:41 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 11 August 2061 at 19:47 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 404 862 km (251 570 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 956 km (228 016 mi).
5 days after its descending node on 22 July 2061 at 20:17 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 6 August 2061 at 04:44 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.
12 days after previous North standstill on 15 July 2061 at 13:04 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.294°. Next day 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 3 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.