Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 12 December 2061 Monday is New Moon, less than 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.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2061 after 14 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 07:27, this is 14 days after last perigee on 27 November 2061 at 19:57 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 26 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 8 January 2062 at 09:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This apogee Moon is 406 709 km (252 717 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 301 km farther than the mean apogee distance and it is the farthest apogee of 21st century.
6 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 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 December 2061 at 15:02 in ♈ Aries.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 21:05 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.385°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.396° in its northern standstill point on 26 December 2061 at 10:29 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.