Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 8 September 2061 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 6 September 2061 at 21:12.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1905".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2061 after 20 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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 6 September 2061 at 10:37 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 September 2061 at 15:48 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 365 057 km (226 836 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 443 km (251 309 mi).
6 days after its ascending node on 2 September 2061 at 08:31 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 September 2061 at 08:16 in ♎ Libra.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 02:43 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.571°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.618° in its southern standstill point on 22 September 2061 at 01:20 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 5 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.