Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 21 April 2060 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days 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 ∠5° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1847" and ∠1909".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2060 after 24 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 20 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°).
6 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 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 29 April 2060 at 14:53 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 388 153 km (241 187 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 297 km (222 635 mi).
4 days 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 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 April 2060 at 05:58 in ♉ Taurus.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 15:27 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-27.732°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠27.728° in its northern standstill point on 4 May 2060 at 05:51 in ♋ Cancer.
After 8 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.