Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 13 September 2060 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 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 first ∠4° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1908".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2060 after 26 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 18 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 12 September 2060 at 02:40 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 September 2060 at 17:42 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 363 299 km (225 744 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 14 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 086 km (252 330 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 04:20 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 26 September 2060 at 21:59 in ♎ Libra.
At 04:20 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
8 days after previous South standstill on 5 September 2060 at 02:26 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.952°. Next 4 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 11 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.