Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 16 June 2060 Wednesday 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 14 June 2060 at 03:37.
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 about ∠24° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1871" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2060 after 27 days on 13 July 2060 at 15:08.
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 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°).
7 days after point of apogee on 8 June 2060 at 19:26 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 24 June 2060 at 12:41 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 383 119 km (238 059 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 989 km (228 036 mi).
6 days after its descending node on 10 June 2060 at 08:48 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 23 June 2060 at 21:23 in ♈ Aries.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 15 June 2060 at 02:38 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.634°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.624° in the next northern standstill on 28 June 2060 at 00:46 in ♋ Cancer.
After 11 days on 28 June 2060 at 02:58 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.