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Moon phase on 20 July 2060 Tuesday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 51% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 20 July 2060 at 13:24 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2060 after 22 days on 12 August 2060 at 00:51.
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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 04:58, this is 13 days after last apogee on 6 July 2060 at 13:25 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 3 August 2060 at 08:10 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 369 731 km (229 740 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest perigee of 2060. It is 7 223 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 625 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 22:57 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 3 August 2060 at 14:41 in ♎ Libra.
At 22:57 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
8 days after previous South standstill on 12 July 2060 at 09:29 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.639°. Next 4 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 7 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.