Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 24 June 2060 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 21 June 2060 at 08:44.
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 ∠15° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2060 after 19 days on 13 July 2060 at 15:08.
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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 12:41, this is 15 days after last apogee on 8 June 2060 at 19:26 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 6 July 2060 at 13:25 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 366 989 km (228 036 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 481 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 3 367 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its ascending node on 23 June 2060 at 21:23 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 7 July 2060 at 12:29 in ♏ Scorpio.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 15 June 2060 at 02:38 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.634°. Next 3 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 3 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.