Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 19 October 2061 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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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 31% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 31% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 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 is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1771"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1927".

Hunter Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2061 after 9 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 18 October 2061 at 11:00 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 30 October 2061 at 10:28 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 404 647 km

The Moon is 404 647 km (251 436 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 360 686 km (224 120 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after descending node on 12 October 2061 at 16:05 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 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

19 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 at southern standstill

At 09:07 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-28.607°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠28.559° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 1 November 2061 at 14:48.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 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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