Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 26 August 2060 Thursday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1807" and ∠1899".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2060 after 14 days on 10 September 2060 at 09:44.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 00:56 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 750 of Meeus index or 1703 from Brown series.
29 days, 14 hours and 57 minutes is the length of new lunation 750. It is 2 hours and 35 minutes shorter than next lunation 751 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 13 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 50 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠119.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠149.6°. 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°).
11 days after point of perigee on 15 August 2060 at 06:57 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 31 August 2060 at 02:25 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 396 762 km (246 536 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 090 km (251 711 mi).
9 days after its ascending node on 16 August 2060 at 23:52 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 30 August 2060 at 17:20 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.
4 days after previous North standstill on 21 August 2060 at 13:52 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.843°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.952° in the next southern standstill on 5 September 2060 at 02:26 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.