Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 2 April 2060 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 1 April 2060 at 01:37.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1919".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2060 after 13 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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 745 of Meeus index or 1698 from Brown series.
Length of current 745 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 33 minutes. It is 20 minutes longer than next lunation 746 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 11 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 58 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠358.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠13.7°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
1 day after point of perigee on 1 April 2060 at 04:11 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 April 2060 at 20:02 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 364 211 km (226 310 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 305 km (252 466 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 19:04 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 16 April 2060 at 20:33 in ♏ Scorpio.
At 19:04 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
8 days after previous South standstill on 25 March 2060 at 08:59 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.644°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.697° in the next northern standstill on 6 April 2060 at 21:10 in ♊ Gemini.
After 13 days on 15 April 2060 at 21:21 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.