Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 3 April 2060 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days 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 about ∠19° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1957" and ∠1918".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2060 after 12 days on 15 April 2060 at 21:21.
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 3 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°).
2 days 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 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 April 2060 at 20:02 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 366 282 km (227 597 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 305 km (252 466 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 2 April 2060 at 19:04 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 16 April 2060 at 20:33 in ♏ Scorpio.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 25 March 2060 at 08:59 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.644°. Next 3 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 12 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.