Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 23 December 2061 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2061 | December 2061

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 85% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 85% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 19 December 2061 at 23:58.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1952"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1952" and ∠1951".

Cold Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2061 after 3 days on 26 December 2061 at 16:53.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 766 / 1719

The Moon is 11 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.

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Synodic month length 29.81 days

The length of the 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 the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 6 hours and 36 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 27 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠176.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠176.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠201.9°.

Moon after apogee

11 days after point of apogee on 12 December 2061 at 07:27 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 15 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 8 January 2062 at 09:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 367 169 km

The Moon is 367 169 km (228 148 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 15 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 473 km (252 571 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after ascending node on 20 December 2061 at 15:02 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 2 January 2062 at 00:30 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days since the previous standstill on 12 December 2061 at 21:05 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.385°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.396° at the point of next northern standstill on 26 December 2061 at 10:29 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 26 December 2061 at 16:53 in ♊ Gemini the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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