Quarter ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 3 December 2061 Saturday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 55% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 3 December 2061 at 22:12 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1900" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2061 after 23 days on 26 December 2061 at 16:53.
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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 27 November 2061 at 19:57 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 December 2061 at 07:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 377 274 km (234 427 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 709 km (252 717 mi).
10 days after its ascending node on 23 November 2061 at 11:10 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 December 2061 at 23:41 in ♎ Libra.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 28 November 2061 at 23:49 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.441°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.385° in the next southern standstill on 12 December 2061 at 21:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 8 days on 11 December 2061 at 22:32 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.