Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 8 January 2060 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 3 January 2060 at 16:40.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2060 after 9 days on 17 January 2060 at 17:14.
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.
The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 742 of Meeus index or 1695 from Brown series.
Length of current 742 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 42 minutes. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 01:42, this is 12 days after last apogee on 26 December 2059 at 19:36 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 23 January 2060 at 16:37 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 368 882 km (229 213 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 374 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 474 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
9 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 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 January 2060 at 08:04 in ♉ Taurus.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 3 January 2060 at 06:16 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.156°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.171° in the next northern standstill on 16 January 2060 at 03:50 in ♋ Cancer.
After 9 days on 17 January 2060 at 17:14 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.