Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 18 October 2061 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 13 October 2061 at 10:41.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1927".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2061 after 10 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 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.
Length of current 764 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 58 minutes. It is 1 hour and 55 minutes shorter than next lunation 765 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 14 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 49 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠120.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠151.2°. 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 apogee on this date at 11:00, this is 15 days after last perigee on 2 October 2061 at 13:00 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 30 October 2061 at 10:28 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 405 366 km (251 883 mi) away from Earth. It is 42 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 343 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
5 days after its descending node on 12 October 2061 at 16:05 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 October 2061 at 02:38 in ♈ Aries.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
13 days after previous North standstill on 5 October 2061 at 08:08 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.627°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.607° in the next southern standstill on 19 October 2061 at 09:07 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 10 days on 28 October 2061 at 20:12 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.