Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 23 January 2060 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 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 about ∠8° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2060 after 23 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 20 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 16:37, this is 15 days after last perigee on 8 January 2060 at 01:42 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 4 February 2060 at 10:39 in ♓ Pisces.
This apogee Moon is 404 707 km (251 473 mi) away from Earth. It is 701 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 002 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
11 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 January 2060 at 11:07 in ♏ Scorpio.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 16 January 2060 at 03:50 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.171°. Next 7 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 9 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.