Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 30 July 2060 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 27 July 2060 at 12:49.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1798" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2060 after 12 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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 749 of Meeus index or 1702 from Brown series.
Length of current 749 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 7 minutes. It is 2 hours and 50 minutes shorter than next lunation 750 length.
Length of current synodic month is 37 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 32 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠84.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠119.2°. 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°).
10 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 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 August 2060 at 08:10 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 398 681 km (247 729 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 228 km (251 176 mi).
9 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 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 August 2060 at 14:41 in ♎ Libra.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 25 July 2060 at 08:10 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.680°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.761° in the next southern standstill on 8 August 2060 at 17:40 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 12 days on 12 August 2060 at 00:51 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.