Moon ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 11 December 2061 Sunday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2061 after 15 days on 26 December 2061 at 16:53.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 22:32 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 766 of Meeus index or 1719 from Brown series.
29 days, 19 hours and 20 minutes is the length of new lunation 766. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2061. It is 1 hour and 2 minutes longer than next lunation 767 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 36 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 27 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠176.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠201.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
13 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 day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 December 2061 at 07:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 405 257 km (251 815 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 709 km (252 717 mi).
5 days after its descending node on 5 December 2061 at 23:41 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 December 2061 at 15:02 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.
12 days after previous North standstill on 28 November 2061 at 23:49 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.441°. Next day 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.