Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 20 March 2060 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days 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 ∠7° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2060 after 26 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 17 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 18 March 2060 at 18:59 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 April 2060 at 04:11 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 403 764 km (250 887 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 029 km (221 848 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 15:22 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 2 April 2060 at 19:04 in ♉ Taurus.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 10 March 2060 at 14:36 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.537°. Next 4 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 11 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.