Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 2 October 2061 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2061 | October 2061

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 87% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 87% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 29 September 2061 at 09:32.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1964"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1918".

Harvest Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2061 after 26 days on 28 October 2061 at 20:12.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 763 / 1716

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.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 4 minutes. It is 2 hours and 54 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 20 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 43 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠84.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠84.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠120.1°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 13:00. It is 11 days after previous apogee on 20 September 2061 at 15:48 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next apogee on 18 October 2061 at 11:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 365 993 km

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 further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

2 days after ascending node on 29 September 2061 at 16:29 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 12 October 2061 at 16:05 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days since the previous standstill on 22 September 2061 at 01:20 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.618°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.627° at the point of next northern standstill on 5 October 2061 at 08:08 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 days on 13 October 2061 at 10:41 in ♎ Libra the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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