Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 12 August 2060 Thursday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1917" and ∠1894".
The Full Moon this days is the Sturgeon of August 2060.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 3 August 2060 at 08:10 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 August 2060 at 06:57 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 373 884 km (232 321 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 169 km (227 527 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 3 August 2060 at 14:41 in ♎ Libra, 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 16 August 2060 at 23:52 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.
3 days after previous South standstill on 8 August 2060 at 17:40 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.761°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.843° in the next northern standstill on 21 August 2060 at 13:52 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.