Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 16 November 2061 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 12 November 2061 at 03:40.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2061 after 10 days on 27 November 2061 at 06:32.
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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 765 of Meeus index or 1718 from Brown series.
Length of current 765 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 53 minutes. It is 27 minutes shorter than next lunation 766 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 9 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 54 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠151.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠176.8°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 15 November 2061 at 02:30 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 27 November 2061 at 19:57 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 404 018 km (251 045 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 101 km (221 892 mi).
7 days after its descending node on 8 November 2061 at 21:38 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 23 November 2061 at 11:10 in ♈ Aries.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 15 November 2061 at 15:41 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.489°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.441° in the next northern standstill on 28 November 2061 at 23:49 in ♊ Gemini.
After 10 days on 27 November 2061 at 06:32 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.