Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 18 March 2060 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 17 March 2060 at 03:41.
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 ∠13° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1927".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2060 after 28 days on 15 April 2060 at 21:21.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 18:59, this is 15 days after last perigee on 3 March 2060 at 16:59 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 1 April 2060 at 04:11 in ♈ Aries.
This apogee Moon is 406 197 km (252 399 mi) away from Earth. It is 789 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 512 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
12 days after its ascending node on 6 March 2060 at 11:03 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 20 March 2060 at 15:22 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.
7 days after previous North standstill on 10 March 2060 at 14:36 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.537°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.644° in the next southern standstill on 25 March 2060 at 08:59 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 13 days on 1 April 2060 at 01:37 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.