Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 5 September 2060 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2060 | September 2060

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 72% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 72% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 3 September 2060 at 04:36.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1833"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1833" and ∠1904".

Harvest Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2060 after 4 days on 10 September 2060 at 09:44.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 750 / 1703

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 750 of Meeus index or 1703 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.62 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 57 minutes. It is 2 hours and 35 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 13 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 50 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠119.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠119.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠149.6°.

Moon after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 31 August 2060 at 02:25 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 12 September 2060 at 02:40 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 391 063 km

The Moon is 391 063 km (242 995 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 154 km (224 411 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after descending node on 30 August 2060 at 17:20 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 13 September 2060 at 04:20 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon at southern standstill

At 02:26 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-27.952°. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠28.029° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 17 September 2060 at 19:05.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 days on 10 September 2060 at 09:44 in ♓ Pisces the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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