Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 3 January 2060 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1880" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2060 after 14 days on 17 January 2060 at 17:14.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 16:40 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 742 of Meeus index or 1695 from Brown series.
29 days, 12 hours and 42 minutes is the length of new lunation 742. It is 1 hour and 53 minutes longer than next lunation 743 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 7 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠297.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠323.8°. 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°).
7 days after point of apogee on 26 December 2059 at 19:36 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 8 January 2060 at 01:42 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 381 234 km (236 888 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 882 km (229 213 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 30 December 2059 at 07:45 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 January 2060 at 08:04 in ♉ Taurus.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 06:16 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-27.156°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2060. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠27.171° in its northern standstill point on 16 January 2060 at 03:50 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.