Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 January 2060 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2060 | January 2060

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

Waxing Crescent 27% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 27% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 3 January 2060 at 16:40.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1970"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2060 after 9 days on 17 January 2060 at 17:14.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 742 / 1695

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 742 of Meeus index or 1695 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

Length of current 742 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 42 minutes. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 01:42, this is 12 days after last apogee on 26 December 2059 at 19:36 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 23 January 2060 at 16:37 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 368 882 km

This perigee Moon is 368 882 km (229 213 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 374 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 474 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

9 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 3 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

23 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 after southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 3 January 2060 at 06:16 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.156°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.171° in the next northern standstill on 16 January 2060 at 03:50 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 17 January 2060 at 17:14 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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