Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 May 2060 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Leo.

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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 41% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 41% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days 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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1840"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1840" and ∠1901".

Flower Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2060 after 9 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

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 746 / 1699

The Moon is 6 days 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 before perigee

6 days 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 5 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 389 517 km

The Moon is 389 517 km (242 035 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 764 km (252 130 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 days after ascending node on 30 April 2060 at 05:58 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 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

6 days 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 after northern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 4 May 2060 at 05:51 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.728°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.700° at the point of next southern standstill on 18 May 2060 at 20:56 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 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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