Moon* ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 29 April 2060 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 23 April 2060 at 18:53.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1905".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2060 after 16 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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 14:53, this is 14 days after last apogee on 14 April 2060 at 20:02 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 12 May 2060 at 04:06 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 358 297 km (222 635 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 211 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 059 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
12 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 April 2060 at 05:58 in ♉ Taurus.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 21 April 2060 at 15:27 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.732°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.728° in the next northern standstill on 4 May 2060 at 05:51 in ♋ Cancer.
After 1 day 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.