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Moon phase on 7 May 2060 Friday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2060 | May 2060

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 51% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 51% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 7 May 2060 at 09:19 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1819"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1819" and ∠1901".

Flower Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2060 after 8 days on 15 May 2060 at 13:39.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 6 June 2060 at 00:44

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 746 / 1699

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 before apogee

7 days 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 4 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 394 011 km

Moon is 394 011 km (244 827 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 764 km (252 130 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days 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 6 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

7 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 after northern standstill

3 days after previous North standstill on 4 May 2060 at 05:51 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.728°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.700° in the next southern standstill on 18 May 2060 at 20:56 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 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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