Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 22 December 2061 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 19 December 2061 at 23:58.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1934" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2061 after 4 days on 26 December 2061 at 16:53.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 766 of Meeus index or 1719 from Brown series.
Length of current 766 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 20 minutes. 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 12 December 2061 at 07:27 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 16 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 8 January 2062 at 09:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 370 559 km (230 255 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 16 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 473 km (252 571 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 20 December 2061 at 15:02 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 January 2062 at 00:30 in ♎ Libra.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 12 December 2061 at 21:05 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.385°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.396° in the next northern standstill on 26 December 2061 at 10:29 in ♋ Cancer.
After 4 days on 26 December 2061 at 16:53 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.