Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 12 January 2060 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2060 | January 2060

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

Waxing Gibbous 71% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 71% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 10 January 2060 at 12:52.

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 ∠1947"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1947" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2060 after 5 days on 17 January 2060 at 17:14.

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 742 / 1695

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 8 January 2060 at 01:42 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 January 2060 at 16:37 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 368 134 km

Moon is 368 134 km (228 748 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 707 km (251 473 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 08:04 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 26 January 2060 at 11:07 in ♏ Scorpio.

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New draconic month

At 08:04 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 3 January 2060 at 06:16 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.156°. Next 3 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 5 days

After 5 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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