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Moon phase on 15 August 2061 Monday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1899" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2061 after 15 days on 30 August 2061 at 22:18.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 09:39 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 762 of Meeus index or 1715 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 58 minutes is the length of new lunation 762. It is 3 hours and 6 minutes shorter than next lunation 763 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 46 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 23 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠53.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠84.5°. 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 11 August 2061 at 19:47 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 August 2061 at 20:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 377 429 km (234 524 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 229 km (251 176 mi).
9 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 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 August 2061 at 00:57 in ♎ Libra.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 11 August 2061 at 20:45 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.426°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.503° in the next southern standstill on 25 August 2061 at 17:13 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.