Quarter ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 8 February 2060 Sunday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 45% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 8 February 2060 at 21:41 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1955" and ∠1945".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2060 after 7 days on 16 February 2060 at 09:56.
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.
The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 743 of Meeus index or 1696 from Brown series.
Length of current 743 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 49 minutes. It is 1 hour and 23 minutes longer than next lunation 744 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 55 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 14 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠323.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠342.5°. 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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 4 February 2060 at 10:39 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 February 2060 at 10:06 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 366 686 km (227 848 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 550 km (251 997 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 08:15 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 22 February 2060 at 12:39 in ♏ Scorpio.
At 08:15 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
8 days after previous South standstill on 30 January 2060 at 15:28 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.245°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.319° in the next northern standstill on 12 February 2060 at 09:28 in ♋ Cancer.
After 7 days on 16 February 2060 at 09:56 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.