Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 18 August 2061 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 15 August 2061 at 09:39.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1829" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2061 after 12 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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 762 of Meeus index or 1715 from Brown series.
Length of current 762 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 58 minutes. 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°).
6 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 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 August 2061 at 20:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 391 812 km (243 461 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 229 km (251 176 mi).
12 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 August 2061 at 00:57 in ♎ Libra.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 11 August 2061 at 20:45 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.426°. Next 7 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.
After 12 days on 30 August 2061 at 22:18 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.