Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 15 August 2060 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 12 August 2060 at 00:51.
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 about ∠10° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2060 after 25 days on 10 September 2060 at 09:44.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 06:57, this is 11 days after last apogee on 3 August 2060 at 08:10 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 31 August 2060 at 02:25 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 366 169 km (227 527 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 661 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 4 187 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
11 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 August 2060 at 23:52 in ♈ Aries.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 8 August 2060 at 17:40 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.761°. Next 6 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.
After 10 days on 26 August 2060 at 00:56 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.