Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 12 September 2060 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days 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 ∠20° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1907".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2060 after 27 days on 9 October 2060 at 18:41.
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 17 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 02:40, this is 12 days after last apogee on 31 August 2060 at 02:25 in ♏ Scorpio. 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 27 September 2060 at 17:42 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 361 154 km (224 411 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 354 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 9 202 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
12 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.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 5 September 2060 at 02:26 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.952°. Next 5 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 12 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.