Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 30 April 2060 Friday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1904".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2060 after 15 days on 15 May 2060 at 13:39.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 10:11 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 746 of Meeus index or 1699 from Brown series.
29 days, 8 hours and 13 minutes is the length of new lunation 746. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2060. It is 22 minutes shorter than next lunation 747 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 31 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 38 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠13.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠31.3°. 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 29 April 2060 at 14:53 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 12 May 2060 at 04:06 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 364 849 km (226 707 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 764 km (252 130 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 05:58 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 14 May 2060 at 03:03 in ♏ Scorpio.
At 05:58 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
8 days after previous South standstill on 21 April 2060 at 15:27 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.732°. Next 3 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.