Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 May 2060 Monday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2060 | May 2060

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

Waning Crescent 35% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 35% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 23 May 2060 at 03:01.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1960"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1894".

Strawberry Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2060 after 20 days on 14 June 2060 at 03:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 29 May 2060 at 18:23
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 6 June 2060 at 00:44
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 14 June 2060 at 03:37
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 21 June 2060 at 08:44

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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee

12 days after point of apogee on 12 May 2060 at 04:06 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 27 May 2060 at 20:38 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 365 629 km

The Moon is 365 629 km (227 191 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 362 061 km (224 974 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after descending node on 14 May 2060 at 03:03 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 27 May 2060 at 15:43 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

24 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

5 days since the previous standstill on 18 May 2060 at 20:56 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.700°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.668° at the point of next northern standstill on 31 May 2060 at 15:36 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 29 May 2060 at 18:23 in ♊ Gemini the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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