Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 2 September 2061 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 30 August 2061 at 22:18.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1922" and ∠1902".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2061 after 26 days on 29 September 2061 at 09:32.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 23 August 2061 at 20:28 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 September 2061 at 10:37 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 372 923 km (231 724 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 805 km (229 786 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 08:31 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 15 September 2061 at 08:16 in ♎ Libra.
At 08:31 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
7 days after previous South standstill on 25 August 2061 at 17:13 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.503°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.571° in the next northern standstill on 8 September 2061 at 02:43 in ♋ Cancer.
After 11 days on 13 September 2061 at 20:37 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.