Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 October 2061 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2061 | October 2061

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 22% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 22% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 13 October 2061 at 10:41.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1927".

Hunter Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2061 after 10 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 764 / 1717

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 764 of Meeus index or 1717 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.71 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 58 minutes. It is 1 hour and 55 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 4 hours and 14 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 49 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠120.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠120.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠151.2°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 11:00. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 2 October 2061 at 13:00 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next perigee on 30 October 2061 at 10:28 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 405 366 km

This apogee Moon is 405 366 km (251 883 mi) away from Earth. It is 42 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 343 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

5 days after descending node on 12 October 2061 at 16:05 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 27 October 2061 at 02:38 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

13 days since the previous standstill on 5 October 2061 at 08:08 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.627°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-28.607° at the point of next southern standstill on 19 October 2061 at 09:07 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 days on 28 October 2061 at 20:12 in ♈ Aries the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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