Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 16 July 2060 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 13 July 2060 at 15:08.
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 first ∠1° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1928" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2060 after 26 days on 12 August 2060 at 00:51.
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 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°).
9 days 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 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 20 July 2060 at 04:58 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 371 753 km (230 997 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 731 km (229 740 mi).
8 days 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 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 July 2060 at 22:57 in ♈ Aries.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 12 July 2060 at 09:29 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.639°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.680° in the next northern standstill on 25 July 2060 at 08:10 in ♋ Cancer.
After 11 days on 27 July 2060 at 12:49 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.