Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 17 April 2060 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 15 April 2060 at 21:21.
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 ∠16° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1780" and ∠1911".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2060 after 28 days on 15 May 2060 at 13:39.
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 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 apogee on 14 April 2060 at 20:02 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 29 April 2060 at 14:53 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 402 728 km (250 244 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 297 km (222 635 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 16 April 2060 at 20:33 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 April 2060 at 05:58 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.
10 days after previous North standstill on 6 April 2060 at 21:10 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.697°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.732° in the next southern standstill on 21 April 2060 at 15:27 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 12 days on 30 April 2060 at 10:11 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.