Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 18 May 2060 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 15 May 2060 at 13:39.
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 first ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1836" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2060 after 26 days on 14 June 2060 at 03:37.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 746 of Meeus index or 1699 from Brown series.
Length of current 746 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 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 12 May 2060 at 04:06 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 27 May 2060 at 20:38 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 390 326 km (242 537 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 061 km (224 974 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 14 May 2060 at 03:03 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 May 2060 at 15:43 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 20:56 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-27.700°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠27.668° in its northern standstill point on 31 May 2060 at 15:36 in ♊ Gemini.
After 11 days on 29 May 2060 at 18:23 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.