Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 8 July 2060 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 5 July 2060 at 17:38.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2060 after 5 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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 748 of Meeus index or 1701 from Brown series.
Length of current 748 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 52 minutes. It is 2 hours and 15 minutes shorter than next lunation 749 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 52 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 17 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠54.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠84.5°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 6 July 2060 at 13:25 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 20 July 2060 at 04:58 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 403 822 km (250 923 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 731 km (229 740 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 7 July 2060 at 12:29 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 July 2060 at 22:57 in ♈ Aries.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 28 June 2060 at 00:46 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.624°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.639° in the next southern standstill on 12 July 2060 at 09:29 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 5 days on 13 July 2060 at 15:08 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.