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Moon phase on 3 January 2060 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2060 | January 2060

New Moon phase
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Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 3 January 2060 at 16:40 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1880" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2060 after 14 days on 17 January 2060 at 17:14.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

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.

New lunation 742 / 1695

At 16:40 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 742 of Meeus index or 1695 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.53 days

29 days, 12 hours and 42 minutes is the length of new lunation 742. It is 1 hour and 53 minutes longer than next lunation 743 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 7 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠297.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠297.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠323.8°. 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 before perigee

7 days after point of apogee on 26 December 2059 at 19:36 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 8 January 2060 at 01:42 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 381 234 km

Moon is 381 234 km (236 888 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 882 km (229 213 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 30 December 2059 at 07:45 in ♏ Scorpio, 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 12 January 2060 at 08:04 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon in southern standstill

At 06:16 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-27.156°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2060. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠27.171° in its northern standstill point on 16 January 2060 at 03:50 in ♋ Cancer.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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