Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 21 February 2060 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2060 | February 2060

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

Waning Gibbous 78% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 78% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 16 February 2060 at 09:56.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♏ Scorpio later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1772"

Lunar disc appears visually 9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1940".

Snow Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2060 after 24 days on 17 March 2060 at 03:41.

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 743 / 1696

The Moon is 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 743 of Meeus index or 1696 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

Length of current 743 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 49 minutes. It is 1 hour and 23 minutes longer than next lunation 744 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 55 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 14 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠323.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠323.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠342.5°. 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 apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 20 February 2060 at 10:06 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 March 2060 at 16:59 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 404 494 km

Moon is 404 494 km (251 341 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 816 km (222 958 mi).

Moon before descending node

13 days after its ascending node on 8 February 2060 at 08:15 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 22 February 2060 at 12:39 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 12 February 2060 at 09:28 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.319°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.445° in the next southern standstill on 27 February 2060 at 00:51 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 2 March 2060 at 16:11 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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