Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 5 March 2060 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 2 March 2060 at 16:11.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1934".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2060 after 11 days on 17 March 2060 at 03:41.
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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 744 of Meeus index or 1697 from Brown series.
Length of current 744 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 26 minutes. It is 53 minutes longer than next lunation 745 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 18 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 51 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠342.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠358.2°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 3 March 2060 at 16:59 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 18 March 2060 at 18:59 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 363 731 km (226 012 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 197 km (252 399 mi).
11 days after its descending node on 22 February 2060 at 12:39 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 March 2060 at 11:03 in ♉ Taurus.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 27 February 2060 at 00:51 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.445°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.537° in the next northern standstill on 10 March 2060 at 14:36 in ♊ Gemini.
After 11 days on 17 March 2060 at 03:41 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.