Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 20 February 2060 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 16 February 2060 at 09:56.
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 ∠16° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2060 after 25 days on 17 March 2060 at 03:41.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 10:06, this is 15 days after last perigee on 4 February 2060 at 10:39 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 3 March 2060 at 16:59 in ♓ Pisces.
This apogee Moon is 405 550 km (251 997 mi) away from Earth. It is 142 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 159 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
12 days after its ascending node on 8 February 2060 at 08:15 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 22 February 2060 at 12:39 in ♏ Scorpio.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 12 February 2060 at 09:28 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.319°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.445° in the next southern standstill on 27 February 2060 at 00:51 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 11 days on 2 March 2060 at 16:11 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.