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Moon phase on 3 October 2060 Sunday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2060 | October 2060

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

First Quarter 57% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 57% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 2 October 2060 at 20:41 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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1841"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1841" and ∠1918".

Hunter Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2060 after 6 days on 9 October 2060 at 18:41.

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 751 / 1704

The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 751 of Meeus index or 1704 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.73 days

Length of current 751 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 32 minutes. It is 1 hour and 18 minutes shorter than next lunation 752 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 48 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 15 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠149.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠149.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠174.6°. 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 27 September 2060 at 17:42 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 10 October 2060 at 10:18 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 389 281 km

Moon is 389 281 km (241 888 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 605 km (222 205 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 26 September 2060 at 21:59 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 10 October 2060 at 13:33 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

20 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 after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 2 October 2060 at 10:31 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.102°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.128° in the next northern standstill on 15 October 2060 at 01:32 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 9 October 2060 at 18:41 in ♈ Aries, 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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