Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 17 September 2060 Friday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2060 | September 2060

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 45% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 45% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 17 September 2060 at 01:00 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon is entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1925"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1925" and ∠1910".

Hunter Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2060 after 22 days on 9 October 2060 at 18:41.

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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last 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 perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 12 September 2060 at 02:40 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 27 September 2060 at 17:42 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 372 324 km

The Moon is 372 324 km (231 351 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 086 km (252 330 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after ascending node on 13 September 2060 at 04:20 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 26 September 2060 at 21:59 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon at northern standstill

At 19:05 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠28.029°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-28.102° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 2 October 2060 at 10:31.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 24 September 2060 at 15:53 in ♍ Virgo the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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