Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 31 May 2060 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 29 May 2060 at 18:23.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1902" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2060 after 13 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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 747 of Meeus index or 1700 from Brown series.
Length of current 747 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 35 minutes. It is 1 hour and 17 minutes shorter than next lunation 748 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 10 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠31.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠54.1°. 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 27 May 2060 at 20:38 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 8 June 2060 at 19:26 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 376 806 km (234 136 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 799 km (251 530 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 27 May 2060 at 15:43 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 10 June 2060 at 08:48 in ♏ Scorpio.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 15:36 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠27.668°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-27.634° in its southern standstill point on 15 June 2060 at 02:38 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 13 days on 14 June 2060 at 03:37 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.