Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 11 September 2060 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 10 September 2060 at 09:44.
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 ∠5° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1907".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2060 after 28 days on 9 October 2060 at 18:41.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
11 days after point of apogee on 31 August 2060 at 02:25 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 September 2060 at 02:40 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 365 574 km (227 157 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 154 km (224 411 mi).
11 days 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 September 2060 at 04:20 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 5 September 2060 at 02:26 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.952°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.029° in the next northern standstill on 17 September 2060 at 19:05 in ♊ Gemini.
After 13 days on 24 September 2060 at 15:53 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.