Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 27 May 2060 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 23 May 2060 at 03:01.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2060 after 17 days on 14 June 2060 at 03:37.
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.
The Moon is 26 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.
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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 20:38, this is 15 days after last apogee on 12 May 2060 at 04:06 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 8 June 2060 at 19:26 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 362 061 km (224 974 mi) away from Earth. It is 447 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 295 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 15:43 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 10 June 2060 at 08:48 in ♏ Scorpio.
At 15:43 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
8 days after previous South standstill on 18 May 2060 at 20:56 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.700°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.668° in the next northern standstill on 31 May 2060 at 15:36 in ♊ Gemini.
After 2 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.