Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 29 September 2061 Thursday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1910" and ∠1916".
The Full Moon this days is the Harvest of September 2061.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle 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°).
8 days after point of apogee on 20 September 2061 at 15:48 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 2 October 2061 at 13:00 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 375 219 km (233 150 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 993 km (227 418 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 16:29 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 12 October 2061 at 16:05 in ♎ Libra.
At 16:29 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
7 days after previous South standstill on 22 September 2061 at 01:20 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.618°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.627° in the next northern standstill on 5 October 2061 at 08:08 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.