Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 1 May 2060 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2060 | May 2060

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 30 April 2060 at 10:11.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♊ Gemini later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1951"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1951" and ∠1904".

Flower Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2060 after 14 days on 15 May 2060 at 13:39.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 7 May 2060 at 09:19
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 15 May 2060 at 13:39
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 23 May 2060 at 03:01
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 29 May 2060 at 18:23

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 746 / 1699

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 746 of Meeus index or 1699 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.34 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 13 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2060. It is 22 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 31 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 38 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠13.7°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠13.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠31.3°.

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 29 April 2060 at 14:53 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 12 May 2060 at 04:06 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 367 335 km

The Moon is 367 335 km (228 251 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 764 km (252 130 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 30 April 2060 at 05:58 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 14 May 2060 at 03:03 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days since the previous standstill on 21 April 2060 at 15:27 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.732°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.728° at the point of next northern standstill on 4 May 2060 at 05:51 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 14 days

In 14 days on 15 May 2060 at 13:39 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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