Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 5 September 2060 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2060 | September 2060

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

Waxing Gibbous 72% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 72% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 3 September 2060 at 04:36.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1833"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1833" and ∠1904".

Harvest Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2060 after 4 days on 10 September 2060 at 09:44.

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 750 / 1703

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 750 of Meeus index or 1703 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.62 days

Length of current 750 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 57 minutes. It is 2 hours and 35 minutes shorter than next lunation 751 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 13 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 50 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠119.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠119.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠149.6°. 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 apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 31 August 2060 at 02:25 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 September 2060 at 02:40 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 391 063 km

Moon is 391 063 km (242 995 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 154 km (224 411 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 30 August 2060 at 17:20 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 September 2060 at 04:20 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon in southern standstill

At 02:26 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-27.952°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.029° in its northern standstill point on 17 September 2060 at 19:05 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 10 September 2060 at 09:44 in ♓ Pisces, 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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