Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 11 August 2061 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 8 August 2061 at 16:09.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2061 after 19 days on 30 August 2061 at 22:18.
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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 19:47, this is 15 days after last apogee on 27 July 2061 at 02:41 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 23 August 2061 at 20:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 366 956 km (228 016 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 448 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 3 400 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
5 days after its ascending node on 6 August 2061 at 04:44 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 19 August 2061 at 00:57 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 20:45 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.426°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.503° in its southern standstill point on 25 August 2061 at 17:13 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 3 days on 15 August 2061 at 09:39 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.