Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 31 August 2060 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 26 August 2060 at 00:56.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2060 after 9 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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 750 of Meeus index or 1703 from Brown series.
Length of current 750 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 57 minutes. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 02:25, this is 15 days after last perigee on 15 August 2060 at 06:57 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 12 September 2060 at 02:40 in ♈ Aries.
This apogee Moon is 405 090 km (251 711 mi) away from Earth. It is 318 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 619 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
1 day after its descending node on 30 August 2060 at 17:20 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 September 2060 at 04:20 in ♈ Aries.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 21 August 2060 at 13:52 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.843°. Next 4 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.
After 9 days on 10 September 2060 at 09:44 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.