Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 6 December 2060 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2060 | December 2060

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

Waxing Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 30 November 2060 at 23:11.

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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♊ Gemini later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1968"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1948".

Cold Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2060 after 1 day on 7 December 2060 at 14:48.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 753 / 1706

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 753 of Meeus index or 1706 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.77 days

Length of current 753 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 24 minutes. It is 1 hour and 47 minutes longer than next lunation 754 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 40 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 23 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠199.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠199.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠228.7°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 09:57, this is 15 days after last apogee on 21 November 2060 at 01:49 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 18 December 2060 at 13:24 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 359 223 km

This perigee Moon is 359 223 km (223 211 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 285 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 133 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 4 December 2060 at 10:07 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 December 2060 at 13:43 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 25 November 2060 at 22:28 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.046°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.011° in the next northern standstill on 8 December 2060 at 20:39 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 7 December 2060 at 14:48 in ♊ Gemini, 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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