Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 2 October 2061 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 29 September 2061 at 09:32.
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 ∠21° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1918".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2061 after 26 days on 28 October 2061 at 20:12.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 13:00, this is 11 days after last apogee on 20 September 2061 at 15:48 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 18 October 2061 at 11:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 365 993 km (227 418 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 485 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 4 363 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
2 days after its ascending node on 29 September 2061 at 16:29 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 October 2061 at 16:05 in ♎ Libra.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 22 September 2061 at 01:20 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.618°. Next 2 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.
After 10 days on 13 October 2061 at 10:41 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.