Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 1 May 2060 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2060 | May 2060

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

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 30 April 2060 at 10:11.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♊ Gemini later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1951"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1951" and ∠1904".

Flower Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2060 after 14 days on 15 May 2060 at 13:39.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 7 May 2060 at 09:19
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 15 May 2060 at 13:39
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 23 May 2060 at 03:01
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 29 May 2060 at 18:23

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 746 / 1699

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 746 of Meeus index or 1699 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.34 days

Length of current 746 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 13 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2060. It is 22 minutes shorter than next lunation 747 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 31 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 38 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠13.7°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠13.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠31.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 29 April 2060 at 14:53 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 May 2060 at 04:06 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 367 335 km

Moon is 367 335 km (228 251 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 764 km (252 130 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 30 April 2060 at 05:58 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 May 2060 at 03:03 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

1 day 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 northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 21 April 2060 at 15:27 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.732°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.728° in the next northern standstill on 4 May 2060 at 05:51 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 14 days

After 14 days on 15 May 2060 at 13:39 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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