Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 23 July 2060 Friday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 20 July 2060 at 13:24.
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 ∠10° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1945" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2060 after 19 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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 20 July 2060 at 04:58 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 August 2060 at 08:10 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 368 450 km (228 944 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 228 km (251 176 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 20 July 2060 at 22:57 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 August 2060 at 14:41 in ♎ Libra.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 12 July 2060 at 09:29 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.639°. Next day 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 4 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.