Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 26 September 2060 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 24 September 2060 at 15:53.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1915".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2060 after 13 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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 751 of Meeus index or 1704 from Brown series.
Length of current 751 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 32 minutes. It is 1 hour and 18 minutes shorter than next lunation 752 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 48 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 15 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠149.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠174.6°. 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°).
14 days 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 day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 September 2060 at 17:42 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 405 118 km (251 729 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 086 km (252 330 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 21:59 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 10 October 2060 at 13:33 in ♈ Aries.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 17 September 2060 at 19:05 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.029°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.102° in the next southern standstill on 2 October 2060 at 10:31 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 13 days on 9 October 2060 at 18:41 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.