Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 20 January 2060 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 17 January 2060 at 17:14.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1786" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2060 after 26 days on 16 February 2060 at 09:56.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
12 days after point of perigee on 8 January 2060 at 01:42 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 January 2060 at 16:37 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 401 295 km (249 353 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 707 km (251 473 mi).
8 days after its ascending node on 12 January 2060 at 08:04 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 January 2060 at 11:07 in ♏ Scorpio.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 16 January 2060 at 03:50 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.171°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.245° in the next southern standstill on 30 January 2060 at 15:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 12 days on 2 February 2060 at 05:22 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.