Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 17 September 2061 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 13 September 2061 at 20:37.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1788" and ∠1910".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2061 after 11 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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 763 of Meeus index or 1716 from Brown series.
Length of current 763 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 4 minutes. It is 2 hours and 54 minutes shorter than next lunation 764 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 20 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 43 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠84.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠120.1°. 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°).
11 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 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 September 2061 at 15:48 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 400 914 km (249 116 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 443 km (251 309 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 15 September 2061 at 08:16 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 29 September 2061 at 16:29 in ♈ Aries.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 8 September 2061 at 02:43 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.571°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.618° in the next southern standstill on 22 September 2061 at 01:20 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 11 days on 29 September 2061 at 09:32 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.